Urban Measurement of Aerosols and Asthma Project (UrbanMAAP)
Millions of people of all ages around the world suffer from asthma. One asthma trigger is pollution, in particular, concentration of atmospheric particles called aerosols. NASA's unique contribution to the study of human health and the environment is the observation, measurement, analysis and modeling of Earth's atmospheric and surface properties on regional to global scales. UrbanMAAP was created for students to help quantify the potential relationship between the alarming increase in the prevalence of asthma and changes in atmospheric composition and climate due to human activity.