Air Quality from Space

An NSF NCAR Explorer Series Lecture by Pieternel Levelt of ACOM

As megacities continue growing throughout the world, so is air pollution. These developments will have significant effects on coming generations despite global agreements to reduce methane emissions by 30% in less than 10 years.

In her Explorer Series Lecture, NSF NCAR Scientist and Associate Director Dr. Pieternel Levelt will discuss how these satellites can help inform further research as well as climate policies all around the world.

We invite you to join us for a hybrid NCAR Explorer Series lecture, “Air quality from space” on Wednesday, February 7 from 5:30-7:00 pm (MT).

This event will be a live hybrid webcast with options to attend in person at the NSF NCAR Mesa Laboratory or virtually! Please register and tell us if you will be attending in person or virtually. This will allow you to receive email reminders. If attending virtually an email will have the link to the webcast and details on how to participate.

Free public event for ages 12+.

For more information and to watch archived lectures, visit the NCAR Explorer Series webpage.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Pieternel Levelt - NSF NCAR Explorer Series - Air Quality in Space
Teaser summary

Did you know that satellites in space can track air pollution and greenhouse gases on Earth? For the past two centuries, human activity has changed the chemical makeup of our atmosphere, leading scientists to rename this period the ‘anthropogenic epoch’.