The Airborne and Satellite Investigation of Asian Air Quality (Asia-Aq): An Opportunity for International Collaboration
The Airborne and Satellite Investigation of Air Quality (ASIA-AQ) is an international field study concept in the active planning stage. The study will implement air quality observations from multiple perspectives (satellite, ground-based, and airborne) in a consistent strategy across selected Asian countries to improve understanding of both specific air quality issues for each location and common challenges in the interpretation of satellite observations and model predictions of air quality. With initial flights planned for early 2024, this paper outlines the basic plans for the study. Ongoing efforts include the development of specific plans for each country that consider the unique conditions and emissions driving local air quality.
Crawford, J.H., Travis, K.R., Judd, L.M., Lefer, B.L., Dibb, J.E., Kim, J., Park, R., Lee, G., Chang, L., Simpas, J.B.B., Cambaliza, M.O.L., Macatangay, R.C., Surapipith, V., Thongboonchoo, N., Oanh, N.T.K., Hien, T.T., Ly, B.T., Salam, A., Ghude, S.D. . . . Kanaya, Y. (2022). The Airborne and Satellite Investigation of Asian Air Quality (Asia-AQ): An Opportunity for International Collaboration. IGARSS 2022 - 2022 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2022, 6506-6509. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS46834.2022.9883819