PM 2.5 Fused Air Quality Surface Using Downscaling (FAQSD) Files

The Health and Retirement Study Contextual Data Resource (HRS-CDR) is a collection of user friendly data sets that enable researchers to study the impact of place on health and well-being among HRS respondents. The HRS-CDR data products are created by a joint project of the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA_R21AG045625).

The Fused Air Quality Surface Using Downscaling (FAQSD) Files is derived from data on PM2.5. The data provides predictions for national-scale annual average concentration of PM2.5 (mg/m3) in the United States using monitoring data and Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) output. Data are available at census tract level and organized by time (Year: 2002-2016).

Product Details

Product Type
HRS Contextual Data Resource Series (HRS-CDR)
Latest Release November 2020 (v2.0)
Documentation and Links
  1. HRS Contextual Data Resources are available only to users of the MiCDA Enclave VDI, and are only available for use with restricted data geographic information products.
  2. The geographic information contained in this dataset is not included in any HRS public file and may not be merged with any other Restricted Data Set without the explicit written permission of HRS.