Global satellite-derived map of PM2.5 averaged over 2001-2006.
Entry ID: GlobalSatellite-DerivedParticulateMatter2001-06

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Abstract: In many developing countries, the absence of surface-based air pollution sensors makes it difficult, and in some cases impossible, to get even a rough estimate of the abundance of a subcategory of airborne particles that epidemiologists suspect contributes to millions of premature deaths each year. The problematic particles, called fine particulate matter (PM2.5), are 2.5 micrometers or less in ... View entire text
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  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Aaron van Donkelaar
Dataset Title: Global satellite-derived map of PM2.5 averaged over 2001-2006.
Dataset Release Date: 2010/06
Dataset Publisher: Environmental Health Perspectives
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-01
Stop Date: 2006-12-31
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Data Center
Climate and Radiation Branch, Laboratory for Atmospheres, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301.614.6193
Email: ralph.a.kahn at
Contact Address:
Mail Code 613.2
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Aaron van Donkelaar, Randall V. Martin, Michael Brauer, Ralph Kahn, Robert Levy, Carolyn Verduzco, Paul J. Villeneuve, 2010, Global Estimates of Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Concentrations from Satellite-Based Aerosol Optical Depth: Development and Application, Environmental Health Perspectives, 118(6) Jun 2010
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-10-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-10-18
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