Air Pollution and Sea Pollution Seen from Space

Type Article
Date 2020-11
Language English
Author(s) Viatte Camille1, Clerbaux Cathy1, Maes Christophe2, Daniel Pierre3, Garello René4, Safieddine Sarah1, Ardhuin FabriceORCID5
Affiliation(s) 1 : LATMOS/IPSL, Sorbonne Université, UVSQ, CNRS, BC 102, 4 place Jussieu, 75252, Paris Cedex 05, France
2 : LOPS, Univ. Brest CNRS/IFREMER/IRD/UBO, 29280, Brest, Plouzané, France
3 : Météo-France, Direction des Opérations pour la Prévision, Département Prévision Marine et Océanographique, 42 Av. Coriolis, BP 45712, 31057, Toulouse Cedex 1, France
4 : UMR Lab-STICC 6285 - IMT Atlantique Bretagne-Pays de la Loire, Technopôle Brest-Iroise, Campus de Brest, CS 83818, 29238, Brest cedex 03, France
5 : LOPS, Univ. Brest CNRS/IFREMER/IRD/UBO, 29280, Brest, Plouzané, France
Source Surveys In Geophysics (0169-3298) (Springer Science and Business Media LLC), 2020-11 , Vol. 41 , N. 6 , P. 1583-1609
DOI 10.1007/s10712-020-09599-0
WOS© Times Cited 10
Keyword(s) Pollution, Atmosphere, Ocean, Space-borne instrument

Air pollution and sea pollution are both impacting human health and all the natural environments on Earth. These complex interactions in the biosphere are becoming better known and understood. Major progress has been made in recent past years for understanding their societal and environmental impacts, thanks to remote sensors placed aboard satellites. This paper describes the state of the art of what is known about air pollution and focuses on specific aspects of marine pollution, which all benefit from the improved knowledge of the small-scale eddy field in the oceans. Examples of recent findings are shown, based on the global observing system (both remote and in situ) with standardized protocols for monitoring emerging environmental threats at the global scale.

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