Sentinel-5P sees nitrogen dioxide over Europe

Sentinel-5P sees nitrogen dioxide over Europe

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01/12/2017 11:00 am

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

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One of the first images from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission shows nitrogen dioxide over Europe on 22 November 2017. It shows high emissions over the Po Valley in northern Italy and over western Germany. Nitrogen dioxide pollutes the air mainly as a result of industrial fossil fuel combustion and road traffic. There are some gaps in the coverage here because Sentinel-5P cannot image through clouds.

Capturing a large part of Europe, this image also demonstrates Tropomi’s swath width of 2600 km.

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

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