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Public lecture "Air quality from space: indicator of human activity"

Tuesday 12 April 2022
Rijksmuseum Boerhaave
Lange Sint Agnietenstraat 10
2312 WC Leiden

During the lecture, an outline will be given of the major research questions in the atmospheric climate domain, and their importance for air quality and climate policy. Further, the satellite measurement technique will be explained, and what these measurements can bring for as well research as climate policy, now and in the future. Examples of COVID-19 lockdown reduction of air pollution, methane emission from the oil and gas industry, as well as the potential of satellite measurements for the nitrogen deposition policy, will be shown. The use of satellite observations for third world countries and continents like Africa, will be addressed as well.

About the speaker
Prof. dr. Pieternel F. Levelt is director of NCAR-ACOM in Boulder, Colorado since June 2021. Before that she was for more than a decade department head of the R&D department on Satellite Observations at KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute). She still is affiliated to KNMI, and also to University of Technology Delft, where she is professor in Remote Sensing of the Earth Atmosphere. She is further Principal Investigator of the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) and scientific founder of the Tropospheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI).

More information and registration can be found on the website of Rijksmuseum Boerhaave.

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