Gallery: Researchers are Using NASA Satellites to Track Air Pollution O...


Tracking air pollution from the ground isn’t always accurate, due to the wide variation in tracking tower location and positioning. But Tel Aviv University Professor Pinhas Alpert is changing that by tapping into three of NASA’s satellites in order to track pollution in major cities from the air.  It is the first effort to standardize pollution tracking in the world and it will help scientists better understand the impact of man-made pollution – and hopefully someday it will enable governments to hold cities accountable for their emissions.

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