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Changes in fire patterns have led to seasonal reductions in nitrogen dioxide pollution.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin and Joshua Stevens, using VIIRS data from NASA EOSDIS LANCE, GIBS/Worldview and the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership, and data courtesy of Hickman, J. E., et al. (2021). Story by Sofie Bates, NASA Earth Science News Team, with Mike Carlowicz.

Published March 14, 2021
Data acquired February 14, 2020

Sources:
Aura > OMI
Suomi NPP > VIIRS