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Smog in Shanghai, China


For information on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted global air pollution, visit the following links for more information:

  • The "News" tab on this site quantifies the impact on NO2 and SO2 levels around the world. A NASA Hyperwall presentation puts the changes in air pollution associated with the pandemic into historical perspective. Also, visit the "Pollutants" tabs for more information.
  • presentation on changes in NO2 around the world associated with the global pandemic.
  • presentation by Thomas Zurbuchen (NASA Associate Administrator for Science Mission Directorate) entitled, "Visualizing the Impact of COVID-19 Through the Lens of NASA Science".
  • The "COVID-19 Dashboard" shows numerous satellite indicators of air pollutants and features "Discoveries", which highlight how NASA satellites and other Earth observing resources reveal the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Earth’s air, land, water, and climate.
  • For scientists: The "Global Nitrogen Dioxide Monitoring Home Page" allows the user to view the latest impacts on NO2 levels as well as how NO2 levels have evolved since the beginning of 2020. Careful interpretation of the data is required.

OMI detected SO2 change over India after national lockdown

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