Published on: 
Jun 23, 2022

NASA Tracks COVID-19’s Atmospheric Fingerprint

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. Music: The Mysterious Staircase by Brice Davoli [SACEM], Suspended in Time by Brice Davoli [SACEM], Universal Production Music Kazuyuki Miyazaki (JPL): Lead Scientist Kevin Bowman (JPL): Scientist Lesley Ott (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist Brad Weir (USRA): Scientist Katie Jepson (KBRwyle): Lead Producer Trent L. Schindler (USRA): Lead Visualizer Ellen T. Gray (ADNET): Writer Jessica Merzdorf Evans (NASA/GSFC): Writer Katie Jepson (KBRwyle): Narration This video can be freely shared and downloaded at https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/14056. While the video in its entirety can be shared without permission, the music and some individual imagery may have been obtained through permission and may not be excised or remixed in other products. Specific details on such imagery may be found here: at https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/14056.

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