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Effect of Anthropogenic Activities on the Presence of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Through Remote Sensing and Ground Based Observations over Emirate of Fujairah, UAE

Air pollution is one of the biggest problems of this age, not only it contributes to climate change but also it has a negative effect on public and individual health due to rising morbidity and mortality. There are various contaminants that play a significant role in human disease. Numerous toxins are released into the environment as a result of anthropogenic activities including burning fossil fuels for transportation and electricity generation. In order to assist decision-makers in finding a long-term solution for improving environmental quality and population health status, NO2 pollution monitoring and regulation is an essential task. Moreover, efforts to reduce NO2 emissions are important for improving air quality and public health. Based on data acquired from Sentinel-5P, the study presented a comparison of NO2 measurements in Sentinel-5P and ground-based stations over the urban area of Fujairah during 2021 and comparison analysis of the tropospheric NO2 column spatial configuration over urban area of Fujairah during comparable periods of pre, mid and post COVID-19 pandemic era as 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively. These findings demonstrate remarkable tropospheric NO2 column number density decreases even of 85% in the busier areas of emirate of Fujairah during the pandemic era. Sentinel-5P measurements draw attention to the significant reduction in NO2 pollution over Fujairah during the COVID-19 lockdown where we had less traffic, which is supported by ground stations-based calculations.

Atmospheric Pollution, NO2, Air Quality, Sentinel-5p, TROPOMI, Remote Sensing Data, COVID-19, Pandemic, Outbreak

APA Style

Abdalla, R. Y. Y. A., Moalla, A. A., Ateeg, M., Hossny, M., Mirza, S. B., et al. (2023). Effect of Anthropogenic Activities on the Presence of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Through Remote Sensing and Ground Based Observations over Emirate of Fujairah, UAE. American Journal of Remote Sensing, 11(2), 44-51. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajrs.20231102.13

ACS Style

Abdalla, R. Y. Y. A.; Moalla, A. A.; Ateeg, M.; Hossny, M.; Mirza, S. B., et al. Effect of Anthropogenic Activities on the Presence of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Through Remote Sensing and Ground Based Observations over Emirate of Fujairah, UAE. Am. J. Remote Sens. 2023, 11(2), 44-51. doi: 10.11648/j.ajrs.20231102.13

AMA Style

Abdalla RYYA, Moalla AA, Ateeg M, Hossny M, Mirza SB, et al. Effect of Anthropogenic Activities on the Presence of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Through Remote Sensing and Ground Based Observations over Emirate of Fujairah, UAE. Am J Remote Sens. 2023;11(2):44-51. doi: 10.11648/j.ajrs.20231102.13

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