UV aerosol index from 380 and 340 nm over Northern Africa as acquired by Sentinel-5P on August 6, 2018 (processed by Sinergise). See it in EO Browser.

Measuring Air Pollution from Space

Sabina Dolenc
May 13 · 5 min read
Source: UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Gaseous Air Pollutants of Primary Concern

Sources of Air Pollution

Monitoring Air Pollution with Satellites

Sentinel-5P (Image credit: ESA)

Sentinel-5P Data

Mapping the global atmosphere every day, the Sentinel-5P satellite provides high-resolution data on a multitude of trace gases and information on aerosols that affect air quality and climate. (Image credit: ESA)

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NO₂ levels over China and South Korea as seen with Sentinel-5P on May 9, 2019. Follow the link to EO Browser and browse through the history of data.
High levels of CH₄ over Nigeria (Sentinel-5P, acquired on February 17, 2019 — link to EO Browser). — Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that enters the atmosphere mainly from the fossil fuel industry, landfill sites, livestock farming, rice agriculture and wetlands.
Left: A time-lapse of O levels over the Atlantic ocean and its surrounding continents (Sentinel-5P, data acquired between March 15 and April 30, 2019). Right: The area being covered with the time-lapse. The time-lapse can be easily created within EO Browser. In order to use this feature yourself, you will need to register for a free account.

Air Pollution Use Case on Sentinel Hub Education Page

The air pollution use case, as well as some other resources, was prepared with support from the ESA and using Copernicus data. (Image credit: Sentinel Hub)

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