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South Mato Grossohas been developing very rapidly in recent decades, and it is clearly leavingbehind the status of being solely an agricultural region to become an importantstate in the areas of commerce and industry. Nevertheless, it is still possibleto observe the harmful effects of atmospheric pollution due to biomass burningactivities, even if those actions are being systematically reduced in the statethroughout the past several years. This kind of pollution persists not only dueto local activities but also due to the pollution of other states and evenother border countries. Satellite remote sensing has proven to be an importanttool of environmental control vis-à-vis the ease of data acquisition, accuracyand wide temporal range. A study has been conducted of spatial and temporalconcentration of carbon monoxide CO in the state of South Mato Grosso from2001 through 2012 using the MOPITT sensor onboard the TERRA satellite. Thecarbon monoxide comes principally from the incomplete combustion of vehiclesengines and biomass burnings. A direct correlation of the CO concentration in thestate of South Mato Grosso is observed precisely during the months of droughtAugust to October, for which the number of fire outbreaks is the highest ofthe year.

KEYWORDS

Carbon Monoxide, MOPITT, Biomass Burning

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Souza, A. , Aristones, F. , Silva, G. , Fernandes, W. and Braga, C. 2014 Temporal Variation of the Concentration of Carbon Monoxide in the Center West of Brazil. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 4, 563-568. doi: 10.4236-acs.2014.44051.





Autor: Amaury de Souza1, Flavio Aristones1, Gustavo Becker Modesto Silva1, Widinei Alves Fernandes1, Catia Braga2

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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