NASA Tracks COVID-19’s Atmospheric Fingerprint

  • Released Thursday, March 24, 2022
  • Updated Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 1:27PM
  • ID: 14056

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The COVID-19-related lockdowns granted scientists an unexpected and detailed glimpse as to how human activities impact atmospheric composition. Two recent studies, one focusing on nitrogen oxide and the other examining CO2 concentrations, were able to detect the atmospheric ‘fingerprint’ of the lockdowns in unprecedented detail.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


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