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Volume 17, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7541–7554, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-7541-2017
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7541–7554, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-7541-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 22 Jun 2017

Research article | 22 Jun 2017

Status update: is smoke on your mind? Using social media to assess smoke exposure

Bonne Ford et al.
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We explore using the percent of Facebook posters mentioning smoke or air quality to assess exposure to wildfire smoke in the western US during summer 2015. We compare this de-identified, aggregated Facebook dataset to satellite observations, surface measurements, and model-simulated concentrations, and we find good agreement in smoke-impacted regions. Our results suggest that aggregate social media data can be used to supplement traditional datasets to estimate smoke exposure.
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