Air Quality & Pollution

2015 wildfires in Sumatra, as seen from space
November 16, 2016
Wildfires in Indonesia and Borneo exposed 69 million people to unhealthy air pollution, new research has shown.
An image of the Antarctic ozone hole in October 2015
June 30, 2016
A team of researchers, including NCAR scientists, has identified the “first fingerprints of healing” of the Antarctic ozone layer.
Pollution blows across the Korean Peninsula
May 12, 2016
NCAR scientists are on the ground in South Korea as part of a field campaign to investigate the region's air quality.
Tracking air pollution: view of Earth from high-orbit satellite
October 21, 2015
Scientists develop low-cost method of monitoring carbon monoxide from high-orbit satellites.
Tracking soot across Asia: Photo of smog over South Delhi
October 12, 2015
Research finds that the Indian monsoon transports black carbon pollutants across the country, with levels spiking in densely populated areas.
Forecasting air quality: photo of Los Angeles in summer smog
March 11, 2015
NCAR and its research partners have received a $1.3 million NASA grant to develop the capability for detailed 48-hour forecasts of ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter.
Air quality in WINTER: Map highlighting research areas for WINTER field campaign
February 02, 2015
A major field project in the Eastern United States, supported by NCAR, seeks to better understand air pollution during winter.
Thunderstorms and ozone:  A rotating supercell thunderstorm moves across northeast Colorado.
January 07, 2015
Scientists find unequivocal evidence that thunderstorms move ozone from the stratosphere down toward Earth's surface, affecting air quality and climate.

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