Image: a metropolitan area blanketed by pollution.
With measurement by satellite, it will be possible to determine the degree of toxicity as well as the origin of the particulate material present in the capital. Santiago looked like this on Wednesday, 19th June 2019

It is the NASA Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) whose aim is not only to deliver scientific data, but also to benefit public health, since it will provide key information about particulate material which, when in high concentrations has been linked to cardiac and respiratory problems.

“Its aim is to help the world’s major cities to face atmospheric pollution,” explains Anthony Wexler, Director of the Air Quality Research Center, at UC Davis to “El Mercurio”. This institution will be responsible for collecting information from 300 monitoring stations which are complementary to the satellite.

To read more of Richard Garcia's article, NASA Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) project: click here

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