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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(11), 1415; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14111415

OMI and Ground-Based In-Situ Tropospheric Nitrogen Dioxide Observations over Several Important European Cities during 2005–2014

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Department of Thermal Systems and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, “Dunarea de Jos”, University of Galati, Str. Domneasca, Nr.111, 800008 Galati, Romania
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European Center of Excellence for the Environment, Faculty of Sciences and Environment, “Dunarea de Jos”, University of Galati, Str. Domneasca, Nr.111, 800008 Galati, Romania
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Received: 21 September 2017 / Revised: 8 November 2017 / Accepted: 8 November 2017 / Published: 20 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Remediation and Analysis of Soil, Air, and Water Pollution)
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In this work we present the evolution of tropospheric nitrogen dioxide (NO2) content over several important European cities during 2005–2014 using space observations and ground-based in-situ measurements. The NO2 content was derived using the daily observations provided by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI), while the NO2 volume mixing ratio measurements were obtained from the European Environment Agency (EEA) air quality monitoring stations database. The European cities selected are: Athens (37.98° N, 23.72° E), Berlin (52.51° N, 13.41° E), Bucharest (44.43° N, 26.10° E), Madrid (40.38° N, 3.71° W), Lisbon (38.71° N, 9.13° W), Paris (48.85° N, 2.35° E), Rome (41.9° N, 12.50° E), and Rotterdam (51.91° N, 4.46° E). We show that OMI NO2 tropospheric column data can be used to assess the evolution of NO2 over important European cities. According to the statistical analysis, using the seasonal variation, we found good correlations (R > 0.50) between OMI and ground-based in-situ observations for all of the cities presented in this work. Highest correlation coefficients (R > 0.80) between ground-based monitoring stations and OMI observations were calculated for the cities of Berlin, Madrid, and Rome. Both types of observations, in-situ and remote sensing, show an NO2 negative trend for all of locations presented in this study. View Full-Text
Keywords: Ozone Monitoring Instrument; remote sensing; space observations; in-situ measurements; nitrogen dioxide; urban air quality Ozone Monitoring Instrument; remote sensing; space observations; in-situ measurements; nitrogen dioxide; urban air quality
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Paraschiv, S.; Constantin, D.-E.; Paraschiv, S.-L.; Voiculescu, M. OMI and Ground-Based In-Situ Tropospheric Nitrogen Dioxide Observations over Several Important European Cities during 2005–2014. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1415.

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