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Air Pollution Tracked By Planes Means Better Satellite Air-Quality Monitoring

Anyone who’s ever driven down Interstate 5 in central California’s Kern County knows about the smell. The one that penetrates cars despite closed vents and windows. Wafting from an adjacent cattle ranch, the largest on the West Coast, the well-known … Continue reading

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NASA Measures Air Pollution Above Bay Area to Determine Effect on Humans

NASA plans to measure hydrocarbons and nitrous oxide by flying as low as 1,000 feet and as high as 26,000 feet NASA will measure air pollution levels at different heights above the Bay Area in an effort to detect whether … Continue reading

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India tops China in air pollution level increase

There’s just one area in which India has outrun China – air pollution. The rise in air pollution levels in Indian megacities between 2002 and 2010 has been much more than Chinese urban centres. It was also the highest among … Continue reading

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New Space Sensor As A Hosted Payload To Track Air Pollution Across North America

NASA has selected a proposal from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., to build the first space-based instrument to monitor major air pollutants across the North American continent hourly during daytime. The instrument, to be completed in 2017 at … Continue reading

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Researchers develop technique to help pollution forecasters see past clouds

Until now, scientists who study air pollution using satellite imagery have been limited by weather. Clouds in particular, provide much less information than a sunny day. University of Iowa scientists have created a technique to help satellites “see” through the … Continue reading

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