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NASA tracks impacts of the pandemic


NASA tracks impacts of the pandemic Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Goddard explains how to track some of the most significant worldwide impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an unprecedented collaboration, NASA, ESA, and JAXA have teamed up to create the COVID-19 Earth Observation Dashboard. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we interact with our environment has changed. As people everywhere increasingly stay home and make liifestlye changes and satelittes have captured the affects that this has taken on the earth. 

Based on satellite data and analytical tools, users can track changes in air and water quality, climate change, economic activity, and agriculture. Therefore satellites have captured sharp declines in nitrogen dioxide emissions during pandemic-related shutdowns, associated reductions in carbon dioxide have not been as readily apparent from space. Explore how NASA scientists pioneered new techniques to detect these changes and whether they could potentially impact future climate projections. 

Delays in agricultural production, restrictions on tourism, and changes in our daily routines during the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially impact regional water quality all over the world. Learn more about how NASA is observing these changes. NASA tracks impacts of the pandemic as shown in the video above showing the affects and changes that the earth has gone through due to the impact of people staying indoors more and less pollution.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: NASA Goddard

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