University of Virginia
Department of Environmental Science
Bio: Sally Pusede is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. Her atmospheric chemistry group studies factors controlling air quality variability within cities and interactions between air pollution and the biosphere. Sally is a co-Director of the Repair Lab, an interdisciplinary research laboratory at the University of Virginia focused on environmental and climate justice issues. She is a recent recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the NASA New Investigator Program Award. Sally received her B.F.A in Sculpture from Pratt Institute, her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California Berkeley, and she was a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
2022-08 Abstract Title: Observing Air Pollution Inequality from Space
Abstract Body: Poor air quality disproportionately harms communities of color and low-income communities in U.S. cities. Neighborhood-level air pollution inequalities are visible from space with recent advancements in satellite remote sensing. I will present research evaluating and using measurements from the TROPOMI sensor to describe and explain nitrogen dioxide inequalities in major U.S. cities, discussing satellite observational constraints on their sources and air quality and climate interactions.