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Air Quality over China

Leeuw, Gerrit de; A, Ronald van der; Bai, Jianhui; Xue, Yong; Varotsos, Costas; Li, Zhengqiang; Fan, Cheng; Chen, Xingfeng; Christodoulakis, Ioannis; Ding, Jieying; Hou, Xuewei; Kouremadas, Georgios; Li, Ding; Wang, Jing; Zara, Marina 1; Zhang, Kainan; Zhang, Ying
1 Institut für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung (IPF), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The strong economic growth in China in recent decades, together with meteorological factors, has resulted in serious air pollution problems, in particular over large industrialized areas with high population density. To reduce the concentrations of pollutants, air pollution control policies have been successfully implemented, resulting in the gradual decrease of air pollution in China during the last decade, as evidenced from both satellite and ground-based measurements. The aims of the Dragon 4 project “Air quality over China” were the determination of trends in the concentrations of aerosols and trace gases, quantification of emissions using a top-down approach and gain a better understanding of the sources, transport and underlying processes contributing to air pollution. This was achieved through (a) satellite observations of trace gases and aerosols to study the temporal and spatial variability of air pollutants; (b) derivation of trace gas emissions from satellite observations to study sources of air pollution and improve air quality modeling; and (c) study effects of haze on air quality. In these studies, the satellite observations are complemented with ground-based observations and modeling.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000138275
Veröffentlicht am 29.09.2021
DOI: 10.3390/rs13173542
Zitationen: 7
Web of Science
Zitationen: 5
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung (IPF)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2072-4292
KITopen-ID: 1000138275
Erschienen in Remote sensing
Verlag MDPI
Band 13
Heft 17
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 3542
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 06.09.2021
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