Assessment of air quality using remote sensing technology for Alberta’s oil sands region Year Two

The objectives of this study are: • To assess the feasibility of using satellite remote sensing technology to measure trace gases and aerosols over northern Alberta. • To study the transport of biomass burning emissions and its impact on air quality over northern Alberta. Methodology: Data from several satellite sensors will be used in this study coupled with AErosol RObotic NETwork (AERONET) ground measurement data, In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System data (IAGOS), meteorological data and Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT) Model. Satellite data sets: This study will use data from numerous satellite instruments, which are: MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer), MISR (Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer), CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation), OMI (The Ozone Monitoring Instrument), MOPITT (Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere), and TES (Tropospheric

Faculty Supervisor:

Zaher Hashisho


Hebaallah Marey


Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development


Engineering - civil


Management of companies and enterprises


University of Alberta



Current openings

Find the perfect opportunity to put your academic skills and knowledge into practice!

Find Projects