June 22, 2017
Is smoke on your mind? Using social media to assess smoke exposure
Journal: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions
In this work, we explore using daily social media posts from Facebook regarding smoke, haze, and air quality to assess population-level exposure for the summer of 2015 in the western US. We compare this de-identified, aggregated Facebook dataset to several other datasets that are commonly used for estimating exposure, such as satellite observations (MODIS aerosol optical depth and Hazard Mapping System smoke plumes), daily (24 h) average surface particulate matter measurements, and model-simulated (WRF-Chem) surface concentrations.
By: Bonne Ford, Moira Burke, William Lassman, Gabriele Pfister, Jeffrey R. Pierce