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April 26th, 2013
China Monitors Air Pollution with “Eyes” in the Sky

Scientists will be able to better monitor haze and air pollution that chokes cities like Beijing after the launch of a high-resolution earth observation satellite. China is stepping up its use of remote sensing technology and will analyze data from satellites sent into orbit to get more comprehensive and accurate information about its air pollution, according to scientists attending the ongoing 35th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment in Beijing.Li Zhengqiang, a researcher with the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said, “The new satellite Gaofen-1 is the first one of China’s high-resolution system for earth observation. And one of its purposes is to monitor air pollution.” Read More