EUFAR Airborne Science Webinar #3
Airborne remote sensing in support of atmospheric satellite missions
Frederik Tack (Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy BIRA-IASB)
Wednesday 15 June 2022 (1300UTC / 1500CEST)
Airborne imaging systems have demonstrated good capabilities 1) to map the horizontal distribution of pollutants like NO2 at high spatial resolution (~100 m2) and with high accuracy, and 2) to identify fine-scale emission sources in urban/industrial areas. In this talk, an overview will be provided of recent and ongoing airborne campaigns, coordinated at BIRA in close collaboration with ESA, in support of satellite validation (e.g. S-5P) and mission development (e.g. Nitrosat). Campaign objectives, instrumentation, applied flight strategies and results will be discussed. The main focus will be on retrieval and mapping of tropospheric NO2 and NH3.
The meeting recording and materials can now be downloaded from this link.