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    Satellite Shows COVID-19 Lockdown Linked to Drop in Air Pollution Across Europe

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    Scientists from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) have been using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite to monitor both weather and pollution over Europe.

    Recently, the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite mapped air pollution across Europe and China, revealing a significant drop in nitrogen dioxide concentrations. Researchers say this is correlated to the quarantines in effect due to COVID-19. The new images clearly illustrate a strong reduction of nitrogen dioxide concentrations over major cities across Europe, specifically Milan, Paris, and Madrid.

    These images, using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, show the average nitrogen dioxide concentrations from March 14 to 25, 2020,…

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    Mar, 30 2020 |

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