GEO-CAPE : Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events
Providing important information on coastal ocean regions to study the impact of climate change and human activity on this poorly observed yet important component of Earth's ecosystem.
Continuous observation from GEO-CAPE's geostationary platform will allow for more adequate monitoring of population exposure and the ability to relate pollutant concentrations to their sources or transport, thereby providing data to improve air quality forecasts.
- Identification of human versus natural sources of aerosols and ozone precursors
- Dynamics of coastal ecosystems, river plumes, and tidal fronts
- Observation of air pollution transport in North, Central, and South America
- Prediction of track of oil spills, fires, and releases from natural disasters
- Detection and tracking of waterborne hazardous materials
- Measure coastal health
- Forecasts of air quality
- High and low spatial resolution
- hyperspectral imagers