Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Enhanced monitoring of sulfur dioxide sources with hyperspectral UV sensors
Author(s): Arlin Krueger; Kai Yang; Nickolay Krotkov
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Sulfur dioxide, a short-lived atmospheric constituent, is oxidized to sulfate aerosols, a climate agent. Main sources are volcanoes, smelters, and fossil fuel combustion. Satellite monitoring of SO2 began with TOMS data in 1978 that detected volcanic eruption clouds. Hyperspectral instruments, like OMI and GOME, have a twenty-fold improvement in sensitivity. Degassing volcanoes, smelters, and large power plants are now monitored for a database of SO2 emission to the atmosphere. SO2 is a distinctive marker for volcanic ash clouds, a hazard to aircraft.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7475, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIV, 74750Y (25 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830142
Show Author Affiliations
Arlin Krueger, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Kai Yang, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Nickolay Krotkov, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7475:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIV
Richard H. Picard; Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo Comeron; Evgueni I. Kassianov; Christopher J. Mertens, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top