The deterioration of materials as a result of air pollution as derived from satellite and ground based observations

John Christodoulakis, Costas A. Varotsos, Arthur P. Cracknell, George A. Kouremadas

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Abstract

Dose Response Functions (DRFs) are widely used in estimating corrosion and/or soiling levels of materials used in building constructions and cultural monuments. These functions quantify the effects of air pollution and environmental parameters on different materials through ground based measurements of specific air pollutants and climatic parameters. Here, we propose a new approach where available satellite observations are used instead of ground-based data. Through this approach, the use of DRFs is expanded to cover situations where there are no in situ measurements, introducing also a totally new field where satellite data can be shown to be very helpful. In the present work satellite observations made by MODIS (MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) on board Terra and Aqua, OMI (Ozone Monitoring Instrument) on board Aura and AIRS (Atmospheric Infrared Sounder) on board Aqua have been used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-99
Number of pages9
JournalAtmospheric Environment
Volume185
Early online date1 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018

Keywords

  • Air pollution
  • Corrosion
  • Dose response function
  • Materials
  • Remote sensing
  • Soiling

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