Urban clusters impact on regional Air pollution and climate and generic visualisation software for satellite data applications

The Project

Urban clusters have become a prominent political and economic topic in China. Increased numbers of medium and small cities, increase of population, intensive urbanization and anthropogenic activities are the main features in these regions causing increasing pollutant emissions and serious air pollution. Further, anthropogenic aerosols may impact regional climate indirectly, through their effects on cloud formation and precipitation.

 

In that framework AeroVis Project will focus on a better understanding of the distribution of sources for major air pollutants, particularly aerosols, in the selected region, and their impact on climate.

 

The main aims of this project are the development and implementation of a generic satellite data visualization software for visualization of air pollution and climatic data and the study of air pollution and climate over China using long time series of satellite observations