Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Heatwave and NO2

The BBC reports on the current heat wave in the UK seems to have resulted in a heavy build up of NO2 over the UK. I guess that the air just isn't going anywhere right now, and all that pollution we're pumping out is just sitting there...

CREDIT: BBC News/KNMI, Netherlands
Data from NASA's Aura satellite shows a build-up of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels over part of southern and north-western parts of England, as well as Belgium and the Netherlands. For comparison the NO2 pollution levels are shown for the 15th of July (top) and 18th of July (bottom).