NASA Satellite Tracks Ozone Pollution by Monitoring Its Key Ingredients
New NASA-funded research has devised a way to use satellite measurements of the precursor gases that contribute to ozone formation to differentiate among three different sets of conditions that lead to its production.
Hell with the Lid Taken Off
During the first half of the twentieth century, coal burning at power plants, factories, and homes filled the air over the Midwestern U.S. with pollution...
Clearer View of Hazy Skies : Remote Sensing Provides a Global Perspective on Pollution
Industrialization has brought incredible societal advances and difficult pollution problems. From space, we can see skies clearing in some regions and darkening in others. The thin blue line of our atmosphere is still quite vulnerable.
Study of Urban Population and Air Pollution Uncovers Regional Discrepancies
Through the help of satellite observations, NASA scientists have released the first-ever study to examine just how much more air pollution people living in large cities are exposed to compared to those living in less populous areas.
NASA Ozone Study May Benefit Air Standards, Climate
- A new NASA-led study finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone-forming chemicals, location matters.
Sharp Decline in Pollution from U.S. Coal Power Plants
- A team of scientists have used the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA's Aura satellite to confirm major reductions in the levels of a key air pollutant generated by coal power plants in the eastern United States. The pollutant, sulfur dioxide, contributes to the formation of acid rain and can cause serious health problems.
Aura is a large contributer to this NASA web site which show how satellite data of air pollution may be used for health, air quality, and agricultural/food security applications.