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Air pollution is of considerable interest to studies in climate change and air quality. Although the reference methodology will undoubtedly remain in-situ measurements, the synoptic view and detailed spatial coverage potentially offered by space sensors would constitute a very desirable complementary information, even if of a qualitative nature. To be of practical use, this information should also be provided frequently. We therefore prospected the feasibility of detecting the aerosols with the operational spaceborne sensor VEGETATION that provides a sampling interval of only one day. Using a three months series of VEGETATION P products over a few sites in Europe, aerosol retrievals from satellite were compared to ground measurements from the AERONET sunphotometers network.

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Authors: BORDE R, JRC-Space Applications Institute, Ispra (IT);VERDEBOUT J, JRC-Space Applications Institute, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Oral report given at: ISPRS Conference. Sponsored by: CNES. Held in: Aussoix (FR) 8-12 January 2001
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