Monitoring atmospheric gasses during wildfires

#Air pollution, #Forests, #Fire

Published on 12 November 2020

The large-scale Australian and Californian wildfires of 2019 - 2020 had a devastating effect on their environment, and they also released large quantities of toxic gases into the atmosphere, posing an additional health risk on human and animal life.

Discover more on how the Tropospheric Ozone Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) onboard the Sentinel-5P satellite enables us to monitor these toxic gas concentrations, allowing for a faster response and better understanding of their origin.

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