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Air quality observations made by satellite for nearly 14 years

The Dutch-Finnish Ozone Monitoring Instrument, OMI, has produced reliable information on matters such as air quality, air pollution emissions, and their movements, and has revealed previously unknown sources of emissions.

OMI has made observations on air pollutants for nearly 14 years.  OMI measurements have been shown to be very reliable and they have opened new possibilities for monitoring air pollutants from outer space.

More information:

Research Professor Johanna Tamminen, tel. +358 40 737 8733,

Research Scientist Iolanda Ialongo, tel. +358 44 011 2140,

Artikkeli: Levelt, P. F., Joiner, J., Tamminen, J., Veefkind, J. P., Bhartia, P. K., Stein Zweers, D. C., Duncan, B. N., Streets, D. G., Eskes, H., van der A, R., McLinden, C., Fioletov, V., Carn, S., de Laat, J., DeLand, M., Marchenko, S., McPeters, R., Ziemke, J., Fu, D., Liu, X., Pickering, K., Apituley, A., González Abad, G., Arola, A., Boersma, F., Chan Miller, C., Chance, K., de Graaf, M., Hakkarainen, J., Hassinen, S., Ialongo, I., Kleipool, Q., Krotkov, N., Li, C., Lamsal, L., Newman, P., Nowlan, C., Suleiman, R., Tilstra, L. G., Torres, O., Wang, H., and Wargan, K.: The Ozone Monitoring Instrument: overview of 14 years in space, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5699-5745,, 2018.

NASA´s Aura satellite:

FMI Arctic Space Centre´s OMI-observations:

FMI OMI-products:

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