Unit Affiliation: Ocean and Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
To set and implement effective U.S. air pollution policy, the balance between pollution formed from U.S. anthropogenic emissions versus from natural emissions, and transported into the region must be understood. To assist with this the team will improve the process of understanding regional background variability, scope the application of space based indicators to serve as proxies, and investigate how O3 responds to global warming using ground-based networks, ozonesondes, aircraft, and multi-sensor satellite products.
OUTCOMES: Established collaborations with regional and state air quality managers. Led or co-led cross-team collaborative activities focused on understanding differences in model estimates for background pollution, and understanding sources contributing to pollution episodes over the Eastern U.S., Mutiple studies on individual components of background ozone pollution, on links between air quality and climate, and the role of satellite data in advancing knowledge of these topics.
A Prototype Earth-Gauging System Integrating Weather and Health Data to Manage Meningitis
A web-based decision support system for malaria policy makers
Accelerating Progress Towards reducing child mortality and improving maternal health in the millennium villages
Accelerating progress towards reducting child mortality and improving maternal health in the millennium villages