Geoinformatics & Geostatistics: An OverviewISSN: 2327-4581

Short Communication, Geoinfor Geostat An Overview Vol: 4 Issue: 4

Using Machine Learning to Estimate Global PM2.5 for Environmental Health Studies

Lary DJ*, Lary T and Sattler B
Hanson Center for Space Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA
Corresponding author : David John Lary
Hanson Center for Space Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA
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Received: March 30, 2016 Accepted: July 09, 2016 Published: July 13, 2016
Citation: Lary DJ, Lary T, Sattler B (2016) Using Machine Learning to Estimate Global PM2.5 for Environmental Health Studies. Geoinfor Geostat: An Overview 4:4. doi:10.4172/2327-4581.1000149

Abstract

There is an increasing awareness of the health impacts of particulate matter and a growing need to quantify the spatial and temporal variations of the global abundance of ground level airborne particulate matter (PM2.5). In March 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report that in 2012 alone, a staggering 7 million people died as a result of air pollution exposure , one in eight of the total global deaths. A major component of this pollution is airborne particulate matter (e.g. PM2.5 & PM10).

Keywords: PM2:5, Machine learning, Remote sensing, Mental health, Schizophrenia

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