Air pollution across Europe is 45 per cent during Coronavirus measures

In this new satellite images during Coronavirus quarantine measures, air pollution across Europe is down 45 per cent.

Data from the ESA Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite show that Nitrogen dioxide levels across Europe have dropped, as people forced to stay at home.



These images, using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, the images show the Nitrogen dioxide concentrations from 13 March to 13 April 2020, compared to the March-April 2019.

Henk Eskes, from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute said:

“Averaging data over longer periods of time allows us to see clearer changes in concentrations owing to human activity,’ he said.

‘For this reason, the maps show concentrations over a monthly period and are provided with an uncertainty of 15 per cent which reflects weather variability not accounted for in the monthly averages used.”