Dr Hannah Nguyen is a Research Associate in the King's Earth Observation and Wildfire Research Group. She joined the Department of Geography as a PhD student in 2016 and completed her thesis on 'Smoke Emissions from African Landscape Fires Characterised via Satellite Remote Sensing and Atmospheric Modelling' in early 2021. During this PhD project Hannah investigated the capability of geostationary satellite-based Fire Radiative Power (FRP) products in producing a high spatio-temporal resolution fire emissions inventory for Africa. This included methodological developments to current approaches using Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD), Landcover, Tree Cover and Burned Area satellite datasets from MODIS, Landsat and Sentinal-2. It also included validation of this emission inventory through the application of the WRF-CMAQ chemical transport model and AOD and CO observations from AERONET, MODIS and Sentinal-5P.
Hannah has a MSci in Chemistry from University College London (UCL) and MSc from King's College London in Non-Equilibrium Systems. She also spent a year studying abroad at the National University of Singapore (NUS) during her first degree.
In February 2021, Hannah began working with Professor Martin Wooster on projects funded by the Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society. Initially, she will be working on the development of a long term fire emissions record for Africa based on the LSA SAF SEVIRI FRP product and methods developed in her thesis. Hannah will also be working on using tailored peat fire emissions datasets to produce Air Quality simulations to accompany health studies carried out in Kalimantan, Indonesia during the intense fire-induced haze episode which occurred in 2019.
- Remote Sensing/Earth Observation
- Fire Emissions
- Atmospheric Modelling/Chemical Transport Modelling
- Air Quality