Socioeconomic Benefits of Adding NASA Satellite Data to AirNow

Sharon S. Dawes, G. Brian Burke, Adam N. Pasch, and Timothy S. Dye
Dec. 18, 2013


Cover STI final reportThis report presents the results from a study that evaluated the socio-economic and financial benefits of adding NASA satellite data to AirNow. The benefits were evaluated using two approaches: 1) Face-to-face interviews in three case study locations (Denver, Colorado; Atlanta, Georgia; and Kansas City, Missouri) to assess the public value or community-level benefits and 2) Analysis of cost savings of using satellite data instead of installing new monitors to provide air quality information for public health decisions to populations in currently unmonitored locations. This report was prepared by CTG and STI for the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.

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