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Daniel Dix: “User Engagement Speaker Series - Meet the Users,” The Impacts of Remote Monitoring Data on Minnesota’s Environment

Pre-registration is requested.

Meet the Users is a NESDIS User Engagement Speaker Series that invites end users in society to share their thematic uses of NOAA data, products and services.  This series is an opportunity to bring awareness to the opportunities, benefits, and impact NOAA data has in society.

Keynote: Daniel Dix

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Daniel Dix, a meteorologist at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, researches smoke, dust, and aerosols to better understand their impact on the environment and human health, develop effective strategies for air pollution control, and contribute to the formulation of sound environmental policies. Daniel and his team utilize data from a variety of NOAA and associated sources and satellites, including Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES)-R, National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts, and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) to identify severe storms, locate wildfire hotspots, and enhance air quality monitoring across Minnesota.

Daniel will discuss his implementation of NOAA data to track and improve a variety of environmental impacts including air quality issues, winter storms, flooding, and severe weather throughout Minnesota. Daniel’s priorities include bolstering air quality remote imaging, expanding public health messaging, and using PurpleAir to improve air quality monitoring. A former NASA Early Adopter, Daniel leveraged Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) data to explore how environmental data, artificial intelligence, and technology can predict air quality and inform the public.

To learn more about how Daniel Dix and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are working towards the Pathfinder Initiative, please contact