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South and Central America

Southern tip of Chile and Argentina

South and Central America

NO2 levels over Central and South America are relatively low as compared to North America, Western Europe, and Eas Asia.  Levels over most cities increased a little (< 20%).  The most notable regional decrease occurred over the Brazilian Amazon (e.g., the Brazilian states of Rondônia, Mato Grosso, and Pará) in areas which have undergone deforestation in the last few decades.  This decrease in NO2 levels occurred as deforestation rates in 2013 were about a third of those in 2005, steadily declining from 2005 to 2016.

Image Credit: 
Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Bogota

Bogota Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
3.85
2016 Avg. NO2: 
1.39

Lima

Lima Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
25.09
2016 Avg. NO2: 
3.02

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
-4.80
2016 Avg. NO2: 
3.36

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
-16.56
2016 Avg. NO2: 
4.47

Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
-22.88
2016 Avg. NO2: 
6.44

Cayenne

Cayenne Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
14.63
2016 Avg. NO2: 
0.12

Iquique

Iquique Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
-1.54
2016 Avg. NO2: 
0.32

Paramaribo

Paramaribo Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
0.82
2016 Avg. NO2: 
0.27

Asuncion

Asuncion Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
-12.31
2016 Avg. NO2: 
0.92