Sentinel-5P was launched in 2017 to screen the Earth atmosphere and quantify different pollutants (O3, CO, NO2, SO2, aerosols…) with a great accuracy and spatial resolution.

The observations sensed by the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) on board are free of use while offering global information on air quality and greenhouse gas emissions as well as detailed elements to detect and assess the impact of polluting events.

Last summer, the Mediterranean basin was hit by gigantic wildfires that broke out at many different locations. These dramatic events lasted for several weeks, ravaging hundreds of thousands of hectares of forests, and released thick smoke and toxic gases in our atmosphere. The measurements recorded by Sentinel-5P were then of prime interest to detect and assess the severity of the resulting emissions.

In this webinar, we will download and process Sentinel-5P data using the Python language to detect and track the aerosol and toxic gas plumes emitted by the Turkish wildfires in August 2021. We will also show you how to benefit from the RUS Service, to access, process, analyse and visualise the free and open data acquired every day, by the Sentinels, the satellite family of the Copernicus programme.

You can replay this webinar through our RUS Copernicus Training channel available on Youtube.

You can also retrieve the corresponding training support in the Train with RUS section of the RUS portal


RUS Webinar – Fire Emission Monitoring with Sentinel-5P – 26 Nov. 2021