13 October 2010 Monitoring of ambient fine particulate matter concentrations from space: application to European and African cities
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
Air pollution is a major issue for global environment as well as human health and well-being. Recently, satellites which are equipped with relevant air quality instruments have been placed into orbit. In this paper, we first present a review on satellite remote sensing of particulate pollution. We then present new results for Europe and on African cities particulate air pollutants using POLDER satellite data. Based on satellite AOD observations, we show that the number of days exceeding the 15.4 μg/m3 threshold is twice frequent in Ouagadougou, Burkina- Faso than in Paris, France. At the regional scale, we observe that the northern coast of the golf of Guinea is dramatically impacted by poor air quality.
© (2010) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Jean-Francois Léon, Cathy Liousse, Corinne Galy-Lacaux, Thierno Doumbia, Hélène Cachier, "Monitoring of ambient fine particulate matter concentrations from space: application to European and African cities", Proc. SPIE 7826, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV, 78262A (13 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.864954; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.864954
PROCEEDINGS
6 PAGES


SHARE
Back to Top