Use of MODIS satellite images and an atmospheric dust transport model to evaluate juniperus spp. Pollen phenology and dispersal

J. C. Luvall, William A Sprigg, E. Levetin, A. Huete, S. Nickovic, G. A. Pejanovic, A. Vukovic, P. K. Van De Water, O. B. Myers, A. M. Budge, A. P. Zelicoff, L. Bunderson, Theresa M Crimmins

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Abstract

Pollen can be transported great distances. Van de Water et. al., 2003 reported Juniperus spp. pollen was transported 200-600 km. Hence local observations of plant phenology may not be consistent with the timing and source of pollen collected by pollen sampling instruments. The DREAM (Dust REgional Atmospheric Model, Nickovic et al. 2001) is a verified model for atmospheric dust transport modeling using MODIS data products to identify source regions and quantities of dust. We are modifying the DREAM model to incorporate pollen transport. Pollen release will be estimated based on MODIS derived phenology of Juniperus spp. communities. Ground based observational records of pollen release timing and quantities will be used as verification. This information will be used to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program and the State of New Mexico environmental public health decision support for asthma and allergies alerts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Apr 10 2011Apr 15 2011

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Other34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period4/10/114/15/11

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Keywords

  • Allergies
  • Juniperus
  • MODIS
  • Phenology
  • Pollen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Environmental Engineering

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Luvall, J. C., Sprigg, W. A., Levetin, E., Huete, A., Nickovic, S., Pejanovic, G. A., ... Crimmins, T. M. (2011). Use of MODIS satellite images and an atmospheric dust transport model to evaluate juniperus spp. Pollen phenology and dispersal. In 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring