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Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) provides consistent and quality-controlled information related to air pollution and health, solar energy, greenhouse gases and climate forcing, everywhere in the world.

CAMS provides continuous data and information on atmospheric composition.

The service describes the current situation, forecasts the situation a few days ahead, and analyses consistently retrospective data records for recent years.

The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service supports many applications in a variety of domains including health, environmental monitoring, renewable energies, meteorology and climatology.

The service focuses on five main areas:

  1. Air quality and atmospheric composition;
  2. Ozone layer and ultra-violet radiation;
  3. Emissions and surface fluxes;
  4. Solar radiation;
  5. Climate forcing.

It provides daily information on the global atmospheric composition by monitoring and forecasting constituents such as greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and methane), reactive gases (e.g.  carbon monoxide, oxidised nitrogen compounds, sulphur dioxide), ozone and aerosols.

It provides near-real-time analysis and 4-day forecasts, as well as reanalysis, of the European air quality, thus enabling a permanent assessment of the air we breathe.

It provides public and private organisations involved in solar energy usage with suitable and accurate information on the solar radiation resources at the Earth’s surface, which is of major importance in domains like health, agriculture and renewable energies.

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