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Assessment of the Impact of The East Asian Summer Monsoon on the Air Quality Over China from space

Hao, Nan and Ding, A. J. and Valks, Pieter and Safieddine, S. and Clerbaux, C. and Trautmann, Thomas (2013) Assessment of the Impact of The East Asian Summer Monsoon on the Air Quality Over China from space. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

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Air pollution is one of the most important environmental problems in developing Asian countries like China. In this region, studies showed that the East Asian monsoon plays a significant role in characterizing the temporal variation and spatial patterns of air pollution, since monsoon is a major atmospheric system affecting air mass transport, convection, and precipitation. Publicly available in situ observations cannot provide sufficient spatial coverage and high consistence in data quality for a long-term period. Therefore, knowledge gaps still exist in the understanding of Asian monsoon impact on the air quality in China under the background of global climate change. Satellite retrievals with high spatial coverage and high consistence for a long period can well document the change of air pollution with monsoon. We apply multi-platform satellite observations by the GOME, SCIAMACHY, GOME-2, IASI, GOMOS, MIPAS and MOPITT instruments to analyze tropospheric ozone and CO, precursors of ozone (NOx, HCHO and CH4) and other related trace gases over China. The potential of using the current generation of satellite instruments to monitor air quality changes caused by the East Asian monsoon circulation will be presented. Preliminary comparison results between satellite measurement and ground-based and aircraft measurements will also be showed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/87544/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Assessment of the Impact of The East Asian Summer Monsoon on the Air Quality Over China from space
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Hao, Nannan.hao (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ding, A. J.Nanjing UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Valks, Pieterpieter.valks (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Trautmann, Thomasthomas.trautmann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:East Asian Monsoon, air quality, space, China
Event Title:EGU General Assembly
Event Location:Vienna, Austria
Event Type:international Conference
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Entwicklung von Atmosphärenprozessoren (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Atmospheric Processors
Deposited By: Hao, Dr. Nan
Deposited On:23 Jan 2014 14:50
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:27

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