We aim to improve air quality forecasting and examine the impact pollutants have on climate.
NCEO scientists are studying air pollution and how emissions from the land surface interact with atmospheric circulation and chemistry to help understand their effect on climate and to improve air quality forecasts for the UK.
We have created new data products and analysis tools for monitoring atmospheric pollution and emissions. For example, the Fire Radiative Power dataset identifies where biomass burning is taking place around the planet. This feeds into air-quality forecasting operations run as part of the Copernicus Atmosphere Service, and also helps inform fire response operations. NCEO researchers developed the first operational fire product for the Sentinel-3 mission.