Increasing air pollution over Asia observed by SCIAMACHY, an environmental “spy in the sky”.
Results of six years space borne SCIAMACHY data, 19. May 2008, Vaals (NL)
- Over the past decade a strong increase in air pollution is observed over East Asia. In contrast air pollution over parts of Europe and North America has been reduced. This is one exciting result from the satellite measurements of nitrogen dioxide and other pollutants, as reported from the SCIAMACHY project.
- The SCIAMACHY project, a joint undertaking of Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands, is now six years operational onboard ESA’s ENVISAT mission. This sixth’s anniversary is being celebrated on 19 May in Vaals (NL), near to the point where the three countries join. The event will be attended by politicians, scientist and space agency representatives from Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands. The SCIAMACHY project was initiated in the 1980’s by Prof. John Burrows, University of Bremen, and an international science team. The Institute of Environmental Physics at the University of Bremen, department Prof. John. P. Burrows has the scientific lead of the SCIAMACHY project.
|Air Pollution||Ozone Layer||Climate Change|
- In addition to the measurements of pollution, the ozone layer, and greenhouse gases which are directly of societal significance, SCIAMACHY is making unique measurements of the changes in solar output, coronal mass ejections interaction with the upper atmosphere, meteoritic smoke clouds, and other upper atmospheric phenomena. Similarly it is providing important additional important information about ocean colour and primary production.
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