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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2015, Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 71-80

Monitoring of gases in the atmosphere based on remote sensing data in the Far-Eastern Center of State Research Center for Space Hydrometeorology "Planeta"

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1 FEC SRC "Planeta", Khabarovsk, Russia
In this paper, we investigate the possibility of using satellite data to determine the concentration of various gases in atmosphere for the purpose of monitoring. These gases include carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen (N2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), sulfur oxide (SO), methane (CH4) and others. Today, in the Far-Eastern Center of State Research Center for Space Hydrometeorology “Planeta” a method was implemented for retrieving the concentration of sulfur dioxide, methane and aerosols using the information received by ground stations. Also we investigate the possibility to retrieve concentrations of other gases in the atmosphere. The concentrations of these gases are used for monitoring and mapping of fires and smoke plumes and volcanic eruptions. The obtained gas concentration data was in good agreement with the observations of the experts for volcanic activity in Kamchatka region and fire situation of Russian Far East. These concentrations observed before and after shift processes match the corresponding air flows in a free atmosphere.
Keywords: monitoring, atmosphere, greenhouse gases, spectra, emission, aerosols
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