New strides in the battle against atmospheric pollution • Earth.com

New strides in the battle against atmospheric pollution

03-21-2017

Today’s Video of the Day comes thanks to the European Space Agency’s Space series and features a look at the battle against atmospheric pollution.

Researchers from the University of Bremen in Germany have set out to more accurately measure atmospheric pollution by gathering different sets of data from multiple sources. Using measurements from satellites in space, researchers monitor both the quantity and movement of pollution emissions. Due to wind currents, at certain times of year, Europe vents its pollution directly at the Arctic, while American pollution makes its way over to Europe.

The team must also delineate between natural and manmade pollution, and will soon launch several airborne campaigns to learn more about the air pollution outflow from major cities.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: ESA

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