The Ozone Monitoring Instrument has gathered daily global data on NO2 and other atmospheric trace gases since its launch on the EOS Aura satellite in 2004. The large accumulated data set makes it possible to monitor changes of both meteorological and anthropogenic origin in tropospheric NO2 amounts. In particular, averages on time scales on the order of a year show a distinct "weekend effect" in NO2 variation, with smaller NO2 amounts seen on Saturday and/or Sunday than on the remaining weekdays. Using the OMI NO2 Standard Product (SP), we examine this effect in relation to geopolitical boundaries and investigate implications for identifying sources. We also use the SP data to find evidence for other short-term anthropogenic changes in NO2 emissions over heavily polluted regions including the United States, Europe and China.
AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts
- Pub Date:
- December 2007
- 0300 ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE;
- 0345 Pollution: urban and regional (0305;
- 0365 Troposphere: composition and chemistry