Nitrogen Dioxide Worldwide Pollution

by | Mar 12, 2019

Measurements gathered by the Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission between April and September 2018 have been averaged to reveal nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere. The data were averaged and gridded on a regular latitude-longitude grid of about 2 by 2 kilometers. Nitrogen dioxide pollutes the air mainly as a result of traffic and the combustion of fossil fuel in industrial processes. It has a significant impact on human health, contributing particularly to respiratory problems.

Image Credit: Contains modified Copernicus data (2018), processed by KNMI


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