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High resolution modelling of NO₂ exposure


The BUMBA project, or Belgian Urban NO2 Monitoring based on APEX hyperspectral data, aims to develop hourly high-resolution maps of NO2 concentrations and to provide a population exposure calculation for Belgium. To this end, the existing RIO-IFDM model at city level will be optimised using data on the total NO2 column from the Airborne Prism Experiment (APEX).

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The BUMBA project is part of Belspo's Stereo III programme and is being carried out by IRCEL-CELINE, het VITO and het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Ruimte-Aeronomie (BIRA-IASB)

Project type: Stereo III Belspo | Duration: 09/2014 – 08/2017 |