Pollution “Radar” and the London Olympics


Sensors to create 3D map of Olympic pollution levels  (Mark Prigg, London Evening Standards, Apr. 30, 2012)

Also discussed here: UK develops technology to study traffic impact during London Olympics (Road Traffic Technology, May 1, 2012)

And  here: CityScan – The Pollution Radar

And here: 3-D Map of Air Pollution in London (London Air, King’s College London)

The site of each Olympics, it seems, is in or near a large city with high pollution levels.This year is no different with London following Beijing. By no coincidence, national authorities take steps to monitor and  improve the air quality not only for the competing athletes but also for the millions of visitors to the event. Today we review progress on the development of a compact optical device, a “pollution radar”, which can produce time sequenced 3D maps of  NO2 for the entire city with a resolution of 50m and 5 minutes from three monitoring sites.

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