Characterizing concentration of NO2 in Indonesia using satellite instrument of GOME 2 MetOp-B

Raden Kokoh Haryo Putro, Arie Dipareza Syafei*, Rachmat Boedisantoso, Abdu Fadli Assomadi, Agus Slamet, Joni Hermana

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Indonesia is a country with rapid development of industries, trades, tourism and transportation in recent years. This causes a progressive increase in energy use, and as a result, more emission of pollutants; one of them is nitrogen dioxide (NO2). NO2 is a pollutant resulting from the burning of fossil fuels. Based on that fact, air quality monitoring is crucial as part of air quality management. However, air quality monitoring stations in Indonesia are still lacking, and there is only a few that remain active, such as in Jakarta and Surabaya. To overcome this problem, one can use NO2 information from satellite instruments. The linear correlation analysis based on NO2 concentration data and totals column data from satellite remote sensing of GOME 2 MetOp-B was conducted to make spatial predictions of NO2 concentration in Indonesia. It is observed that relationship between NO2 ground measurements (y) and total column NO2 (x) follows regression formula y = 2·10−5x +0.0002 with R2 value of 0.436. This technique demonstrates a promising alternative in characterizing and predicting NO2 concentration in areas where there are no monitoring stations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1384-1387
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017


  • GOME 2 MetOp B
  • NO
  • NO total column
  • Urban air pollution


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