Ozone from Sentinel-5P

Ozone from Sentinel-5P

Released

01/12/2017 11:00 am

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contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by DLR/ESA

Description

One of the first images from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission shows how ozone is distributed around the world. While ozone in the stratosphere is a good thing, protecting us from the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation, lower down in the atmosphere it is a harmful pollutant. Ground level ozone is not emitted directly into the air, but is created by chemical reactions between oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic compounds in the presence of sunlight.

Read full article: Sentinel-5P brings air pollution into focus

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