Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency explains how the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Services are transforming the way we receive critical information regarding air quality.
According to the ESA, recent studies have shown that even relatively low levels of air pollution can have a negative impact on human health.
To address the issue, scientists need reliable data to track the location and source of air pollution and to predict how it will spread.
Over the last two decades, the ESA has launched several missions to monitor the atmosphere and measure air pollution.
According to the World Health Organization, seven million people die prematurely every year as a result of air pollution.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: European Space Agency