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EarthSense Releases New Nationwide Map of Air Pollution

By [email protected] - 21st December 2017 - 15:48

EarthSense Systems has published MappAir – the first ever high-resolution nationwide map of air pollution. Combining data from satellites and its own air quality monitoring sensors together with open source data, EarthSense has used complex modelling techniques to create the highly accurate map. Initially available for the whole of the UK at 100-metre resolution, MappAir shows how air pollution, specifically nitrogen dioxide, changes across the country and within towns and cities, highlighting likely sources and potential clean-air refuge areas. Using the British National Grid, EarthSense has divided the UK into 100 metre squares. Air pollution readings from satellites and its own Zephyr air quality monitoring sensors were combined with open data, including traffic emissions and weather conditions, to produce an annual average for each cell.