Nitrogen dioxide over Europe

Nitrogen dioxide over Europe

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16/05/2019 10:10 am

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contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018-19), processed by KNMI/ESA

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Based on measurements gathered by the Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission between April 2018 and March 2019, the image shows nitrogen dioxide over Europe. 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.

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