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Europe

Western Europe

Europe

There are large decreases in OMI NO2 levels from 2005 to 2016 over European cities, which are due to tightening vehicle emission standards.  The largest decreases (−45-−55%) occur over the major cities of the Iberian Peninsula (Madrid and Barcelona (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal)) and Athens (Greece).  Some of the decrease in Spain and Greece may have occurred as their economies have been slow to recover after the global economic recession that began in 2008.  Large decreases occurred over other major cities, such as Paris, London (United Kingdom), Moscow (Russia), and those in the Ne

Image Credit: 
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC.

Essen

Essen Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
-33.90
2016 Avg. NO2: 
11.65

London

London Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
-45.00
2016 Avg. NO2: 
9.02

Paris

Paris Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
-49.67
2016 Avg. NO2: 
8.29

Moscow

Moscow Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
-36.68
2016 Avg. NO2: 
11.34

Reykjavik

Reykjavik Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
13.11
2016 Avg. NO2: 
0.31

Aberdeen

Aberdeen Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
-22.75
2016 Avg. NO2: 
1.87

Plymouth

Plymouth Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
-28.60
2016 Avg. NO2: 
1.69

Venice

Venice Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
-29.75
2016 Avg. NO2: 
6.73

Copenhagen

Copenhagen Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
-23.81
2016 Avg. NO2: 
3.33