Hazy Skies in a Growing City

Chiang Mai, the largest city in northern Thailand, is famed for having hundreds of Buddhist temples, some of which date to the city’s founding in th...

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Grappling with Thailand’s Seasonal Haze

Each year in January and February, satellites begin to detect waves of smoke and fire in Southeast Asia, particularly in highland forests in Cambodia,...

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Deep dive into important missions with NASA's G-3 aircraft

GISTDA - GISTDA joins with NASA to survey and collect air data in Thailand with the ASIA-AQ mission. In-depth look at the important missions of NASA'...


Deep dive into important missions with the DC-8, NASA's...

GISTDA - GISTDA joins NASA to survey and collect air data in Thailand with the ASIA-AQ mission. In-depth look at the important missions of NASA's DC-8...


NASA Lauds ASIA-AQ Mission DC-8’s Ability To Assess Air Quality

Aviation Week Network - Nearly 55 years since its first flight, NASA’s McDonnell Douglas DC-8-72 is on the last legs of its flying service in a two...

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Fusion PTR-TOF Aboard NASA DC-8 Over the Philippines

AZO Materials - IONICON Analytik - The world's biggest airborne laboratory, a NASA DC-8 aircraft, has arrived in the Philippines for the first leg o...

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NASA and GISTDA team up to clear the air with ASIA-AQ project

Thaiger - In a groundbreaking initiative, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has joined forces with Thailand’s Geo-Informatic...

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Airborne and Satellite Investigation of Asian Air Quality

ASIA-AQ is an opportunity for international collaboration, working with local partners to apply multi-perspective observations in a consistent strategy across interested Asian countries to improve both specific understanding of local air quality issues and general understanding of common challenges in the interpretation of satellite observations and modeling of air quality.

PURPOSE: Improve understanding of the factors controlling local air quality across Asia through multi-perspective observations and modeling.

APPROACH: Conduct airborne sampling across three to five locations in collaboration with local scientists, air quality agencies, and other relevant government partners.

PHILOSOPHY: Openly share data during all phases, conduct joint analysis with local sicentists and air quality agencies, and report findings to local governments.


Check out the ASIA-AQ white paper.