air pollution

Today two flights over Po Valley and Rome, measuring black carbon and atmospheric pollution

 

Air pollution of the Po Valley plain visible from Mt Cimone

On Monday, July 3, an international campaign has been launched under the European project ACTRIS-2, which until July 28 will provide ongoing information on an important component of air pollution: Black Carbon (BC). BC is considered to be a dangerous pollutant and climate forcer compound, in fact it is harmful to health and is associated with an increase in premature deaths in cities and also has a heating power that may be regionally similar to that of carbon dioxide.