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PM10, PM2.5, and PM1 spatial distribution in the region of Munich determined by satellite images on the basis of the ICAROS NET platform
Author(s): Andreas Harbusch; Klaus Schäfer; Stefan Emeis; Dimosthenis Sarigiannis; Alberto Gotti
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Paper Abstract

The problem of many cities in Europe with the new limit values of PM10 of the Directive 1999/30/EC and the discussion about the implementation of PM2.5 monitoring measurements is leading to discuss also about the spatial distribution of PM concentrations. The general objective of ICAROS NET is the development and demonstration of a networked interactive computational environment that allows the integration and fusion of environmental information from remote sensing observations, ground air quality measurements, and pollution transport models in order to minimize uncertainty in decision-making regarding operational air pollution control and abatement. The method of the platform and some results of the ICAROS NET campaigns were described already in the paper SPIE 5571-38. In the case of Munich it was possible to integrate, besides the PM10 concentration determination, the evaluation of PM2.5 and PM1 concentrations. Because of the weather conditions (clouds) and the general problem of permanent background aerosol in the area of Bavaria it was difficult to find out a good clear satellite reference image for the platform. Therefore, background aerosol (urban, suburban and rural) is added. The growth of the particles with a rising relative humidity is considered in the first layer data fusion module. Finally, PM concentrations of new satellite images and results of the ICAROS NET platform are presented and evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5979, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X, 597919 (1 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.627927
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Andreas Harbusch, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany)
Klaus Schäfer, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany)
Stefan Emeis, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany)
Dimosthenis Sarigiannis, European Commission, Joint Research Ctr. (Italy)
Alberto Gotti, European Commission, Joint Research Ctr. (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5979:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X
Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo T. Comerón; James R. Slusser; Richard H. Picard; Michel R. Carleer; Nicolaos Sifakis, Editor(s)

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