Measuring global sulfur dioxide emissions with satellite sensors
Article first published online: 12 NOV 2013
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 94, Issue 46, page 432, 12 November 2013
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2013), Measuring global sulfur dioxide emissions with satellite sensors, Eos Trans. AGU, 94(46), 432.(
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- Article first published online: 12 NOV 2013
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- remote sensing;
- sulfur dioxide;
Atmospheric sulfur dioxide affects the weather by enhancing cloud formation, and long-term shifts in emissions can change the climate by increasing the amount of solar radiation scattered back into space. Sulfur dioxide emissions are the basis for acid rain, and the gas itself can cause respiratory problems. Despite the compound's importance to climate, the difficulties associated with accurately measuring sulfur dioxide mean that rates of emissions are generally not well understood.