Pollution Hot Spot Monitoring from GOME applied to the Po Basin
Development of a tool to evaluate the severity, the spread and the dislocation of pollution plume as input to future emission trading.
|Title||Pollution Hot Spot Monitoring from GOME applied to the Po Basin|
|Programme||DUP (Data User Programme)|
ERS-2 : GOME
The POLPO project aimed at providing the end users (Environmental Departments) a tool to evaluate the severity, the spread and the dislocation of pollution plumes. The emission transport across country boundaries is important for future emission trading.
A prototype tool was developed for monitoring large pollution plumes. The potential of combining ground (in-situ) measurements, ground based column measurements and satellite pollution data for air pollution observation was tested within the project mainframe.
Project executive summary
|Prime contractor||EMPA : EMPA|
CNR-ISAC BO : Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC)
ARPA-Emilia Romagna : Regional Agency for the Protection of the Environment - Emilia Romagna
NABEL : National Air Pollution Monitoring Network (NABEL)
SAEFL - Air Pollution Control and NIR Division : Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape - Air Pollution and NIR division
|Project Manager||Andrea Weiss
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research
Air Pollution/Environmental Technology Dept.
Tel: +41 (0)1 823 40 77
Fax: +41 (0)1 821 62 44
|Technical Officer||Claus Zehner
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEU
Via Galileo Galilei CP. 64
Tel: +39 06-941.80544
Fax: +39 06-941.80552