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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.


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 (Telophase): Writer
Katie Jepson (KBRwyle): Narration

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