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Use of satellite data for air quality applications in northern China
Author(s): Stefanie Schrader; Irina N. Sokolik; Bernhard Vogel; Heike Vogel; Peter Suppan; Klaus Schäfer; Stefan Norra
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Paper Abstract

Mineral dust has a significant impact on air quality by reducing visibility and causing adverse health effects on humans such as increased respiratory symptoms and decreased lung function. Ground-based monitoring of PM10 and PM2.5 is the common metric used for assessing air quality degradation. Because of vast dust sources in Northern China and Mongolia, a limited number of existing ground-based sites across this region renders air quality monitoring difficult. Information about air quality within these regions can only be gained by the use of models or satellite data. The goal of this study is to determine satellite value-added information from three passive and one active satellite sensors for the assessment and improvement of local air quality modeling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8890, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XVIII; and Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XVI, 88900G (17 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2029101
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Stefanie Schrader, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
Irina N. Sokolik, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Bernhard Vogel, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
Heike Vogel, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
Peter Suppan, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
Klaus Schäfer, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
Stefan Norra, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8890:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XVIII; and Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XVI
Adolfo Comeron; Evgueni I. Kassianov; Klaus Schäfer; Karin Stein; John D. Gonglewski, Editor(s)

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