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Science Update: Mapping Ozone Pollution Using Satellites and Plants, 6/10/2021 - Shared screen with speaker view
Adam Taylor NSTA tech support
01:19:46
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Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:23:49
Hello everyone and welcome to today's NSTA Science Update! Glad that you are here with us
Emily Cataldo
01:24:34
Depends on the context!
Iris Mudd
01:24:42
it can be both
Karen Henman
01:24:44
I checked both
Era Smith
01:25:12
I checked both too
celina wozniak
01:25:15
nice EQ
Beverly Alford
01:25:18
both
Samantha Schwab
01:25:19
Same :)
Beverly Alford
01:25:30
location too
Ashley Klaiss
01:25:32
me too!
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:25:37
Yes, we noticed a number of people selected both!
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:25:59
Thank you for participating in the poll.
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:26:43
You are listening to Dr. Danica Lombardozzi, NCAR
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:27:22
Here is the collection with all the slides: https://my.nsta.org/collection/yzFUYqQ0qY4_E
celina wozniak
01:28:05
may i jave permission to record this
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:28:33
Celina - the program is being recorded and the link to the recording will be shared with everyone
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:28:38
Thanks!
celina wozniak
01:29:03
Okay thank you!
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:30:49
Great responses! Thank you for participating in the poll.
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:31:36
If you just joined us, you are listening to Dr. Danica Lombardozzi, NCAR
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:32:44
Great analogy Danica!
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:34:41
Get your questions ready for Danica.
Beverly Alford
01:35:19
Why would it be high in the national parks?
Jennifer Kaszuba
01:35:37
Is the ozone you mentioned in national parks formed there or does it travel from cities?
celina wozniak
01:35:38
What are the two ways policies can be made on pollutant regulation?
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:35:42
We can take another question
Misty Kerl
01:36:03
where does the ozone go over time ( in a day) does it just rise up into the air?
Jhoanna Santiago
01:36:45
Does the concentration of ozone remains the same in Antarctic all year round?
celina wozniak
01:38:00
i remember learning maybe like a cap rule?
Sidney
01:38:14
Are there any statistics about VOCs and nitrogen oxides--where is the largest percentage of pollution coming from? Is it mainly vehicle emissions?
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:42:29
You are listening to Dr. Caroline Nowlan, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Danica Lombardozzi
01:43:55
@Celina Wozniak: Yes, some states do implement a cap rule. Regulations can be quite localized, so you need to check your region to see how emissions are regulated
Danica Lombardozzi
01:44:01
@Jhoanna Santiago: The ozone we are concerned with in the Antarctic is stratospheric ozone, not ground-level ozone. Stratospheric ozone does change throughout the year
Danica Lombardozzi
01:46:20
@Sidney: There are statistics about VOCs and nitrogen oxides, and these vary quite a bit by region. For example, vehicles are large contributors of NOx in urban areas, and fertilizers are large contributors in agricultural regions
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:53:14
Introducing TEMPO
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:53:40
Mark your calendar - you heard it first here!
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:56:09
That's excellent - a constellation of satellites taking these measurements
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
01:58:27
You are listening to Dr. Caroline Nowlan, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Emily Cataldo
02:00:24
Can you go back a slide to the key points?
Emily Cataldo
02:00:33
Thank you!
Kevin Kersten
02:00:42
Is the ozone and no2 data publicly available?
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:01:25
Collection with all the slides: https://my.nsta.org/collection/yzFUYqQ0qY4_E
Jennifer Kaszuba
02:01:28
Given better monitory once TEMPO launches do you anticipate more ozone action days?
celina wozniak
02:01:35
can you compare these satelittes and data collection to station models at air ports?
Jennifer Kaszuba
02:02:22
When the ozone is expected to be high
Jennifer Kaszuba
02:02:39
they issue an action day and encourage you not to drive, not to fill up your car, not to mow etc
Jennifer Kaszuba
02:03:24
thanks!
Merissa Khumalo
02:03:30
Where can we find information about laws and regulations regarding individual household or professional business emissions? Or, is there not any rules or accountability systems?
Jennifer Kaszuba
02:03:38
Sorry Austin and San Antonio, Texas call them ozone action days
Jennifer Kaszuba
02:03:39
thanks
Danica Lombardozzi
02:03:42
Boston doesn’t look to participate in AirNow Ozone Action days: https://www.airnow.gov/aqi/action-days/
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:05:35
Thank you for your questions so far and participation.
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:06:22
You are listening to Dr. Danica Lombardozzi, NCAR
Colleen Hall Smith
02:07:02
rather surprised not to see any gardens in Florida
Jennifer Kaszuba
02:09:32
Does the garden network have resources if you wanted to start a garden or acquire the sensitive varieties of these plants?
Caroline Nowlan
02:09:35
Here is a one place to explore NASA data (a bit technical): https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/
Merissa Khumalo
02:09:44
soo cool!
Caroline Nowlan
02:10:28
And the place to get all the data you could ever want (all publicly available): https://earthdata.nasa.gov/
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:11:43
Jennifer - the collection has a link to the Bioindicator Gardens. https://my.nsta.org/collection/yzFUYqQ0qY4_E
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:18:42
To our participants - please hang-in there, the presentation is almost finished. We appreciate it!
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:20:36
Great citizen science opportunity.
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:21:39
Direct correlation
celina wozniak
02:21:42
that is great! i did something similar with collecting species types in Africa, for a ecology lab! the public helps them get the data!
Adam Taylor NSTA tech support
02:24:26
So sorry. I miss read the email. The slide should have said 8th as Danica pointed out. She asked me to change it
Adam Taylor NSTA tech support
02:25:05
*misread
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:25:43
Collection: https://my.nsta.org/collection/yzFUYqQ0qY4_E
Samantha Schwab
02:25:47
How does ozone cause that characteristic leaf damage? If ozone reduces a plant’s ability to photosynthesize, could high ground level ozone levels be contributing to global warming by reducing carbon sequestration?
bkelly
02:25:50
Has research shown if any particular of the VOC's contribute more to low level ozone than others? Does your weblink show how individuals can participate in plant study from our own gardens, kind of like a citizen science project?
Dylan Harvey
02:26:21
How easy would it be to set up a bioindicator garden for a classroom?
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:26:40
https://my.nsta.org/collection/yzFUYqQ0qY4_E
Tabitha Smith
02:26:51
Great presentation. Enjoy all the information very helpful.
Catherine Bennett
02:27:05
Great presentation. Thanks so much. Is there a way for my students to collect data?
Danica Lombardozzi
02:27:10
Ozone Garden Website if you want to know more: https://www.cgd.ucar.edu/research/ozone-garden/