CGRER Research Focus – Pablo Saide


Pablo Saide, a research assistant in the University of Iowa’s Environmental Engineering department, discusses his completed research modeling air quality in Santiago, Chile.

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CGRER Research Focus – Pablo Saide



Pablo Saide, a research assistant at the University of Iowa, explains how he uses existing information about the properties of clouds to help satellites determine the amount and types of aerosols beneath clouds.

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CGRER researchers develop air pollution prediction system for Santiago, Chile


Santiago, Chile. Photo via http://www.weltreis.ch

Quicker predictions will help officials protect public health

In the Southern Hemisphere, the months of April, May and June mark the transition from summer to winter and usher in masses of stagnant air that often give rise to urban air pollution.

That’s why a study conducted by CGRER researchers — and published in the May issue of the journal Atmospheric Environment — that describes a system to predict periods of high air pollution is attracting attention in Santiago, Chile, a city of nearly 6 million people. Continue reading