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Air quality monitoring and forecasting in China

Objective

AMFIC addresses atmospheric environmental monitoring over China. The aim is to develop an integrated information system for monitoring and forecasting tropospheric pollutants over China. The system uses satellite and in situ air quality measurements and modelling to generate consistent air quality information over China. The data will cover the recent years and the actual situation including an air quality forecast for several days ahead. Air pollutants covered are ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, methane and aerosol/particular matter.

The proposed system will supplement and broaden the existing ground-level monitoring and air quality assessment activities in China. Satellite data will cover regions where no ground-based stations are available; air quality models fill-in the sparse temporal and spatial sampling of the measurements and connect them in a physically consistent manner.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/air pollution engineering
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-SPACE-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Address
Wilhelminalaan 10
De Bilt
Netherlands

Participants (9)

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
Administration Building - University Campus
Thessaloniki
BELGIAN INSTITUTE FOR SPACE AERONOMY
Belgium
Address
Avenue Circulaire, 3
Brussels
EIDIKOS LOGARIASMOS EREVNON DIMOKRITEIOU PANEPISTIMIOU * SPECIFIC RESEARCH ACCOUNT OF DEMOKRITUS UNIVERSITY OF THRACE
Greece
Address
Vas. Sofias 12
Xanthi
FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Erik Palménin Aukio 1
Helsinki
INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
Huayanli 40, Deshengmenwai Qijiahuozi, (Institute Of Atmospheric Physics)
Beijing
NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Lofos Nymphon
Athens
NATIONAL SATELLITE METEOROLOGICAL CENTER, CHINESE METEOROLOGICAL ADMINISTRATION
China
Address
No. 46, North Street Of Zhong-guan-cun
Beijing
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
Bremen
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK
Belgium
Address
Boeretang 200
Mol