Vu et al.: Developing an Advanced PM2.5 Exposure Model in Lima, Peru

We developed a machine learning model to estimate daily PM2.5 levels in Lima Peru. This is the first advanced model to incorporate satellite remote sensing data as well as variables from chemical transport and forecast models to predict daily PM2.5 levels in South America. Our results indicates that concentrations are low in the coast and rises with elevation up to the Andes Mountains due to prevailing coastal winds. This model also provides historical daily levels for epidemiological studies in a rapidly developing urban center.



Vu, B.N.; Sánchez, O.; Bi, J.; Xiao, Q.; Hansel, N.N.; Checkley, W.; Gonzales, G.F.; Steenland, K.; Liu, Y. Developing an Advanced PM2.5 Exposure Model in Lima, Peru. Remote Sens. 201911, 641.