NASA Studies How COVID-19 Shutdowns Affect Emissions

  • Released Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:44PM
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Pandemic-related shutdowns have affected how people act, so scientists began monitoring how that’s affected the planet— specifically nitrogen dioxide emissions. How does COVID-19 pollution patterns play into NASA computer models? NASA’s GEOS atmospheric composition model shows us the answer.


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