Satellites document the corona effect from space
Satellites document the corona effect from space

NASA, ESA and JAXA are monitoring how the aura virus affects the economy and the environment, as the three space agencies have combined surveillance satellites to create a new dashboard.

The Corona Virus Ground Monitor dashboard allows users to check the impact of airport epidemics, freight, urban lighting, and agricultural production worldwide. It also provides data on greenhouse gases, air quality and water quality.

"This epidemic has greatly affected human suffering and has had global implications for us," Thomas Zurbuchen, Deputy Director of the Scientific Mission of NASA, said in a video clip. We can save it from space. .

"The three space agencies have realized that if we can join together, we can provide more powerful analytical tools to influence this rapidly evolving crisis," he added.

The Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) and European Space Agency (Sentinel-1) (ESA) satellites show the density of new cars at a factory near Beijing International Airport and the Japanese Space Agency (ALOS-2), and the ESA Sentinel parked-1 satellites are displayed.

The drawing on the dashboard shows how the density of new cars was stopped there between December 2019 and February 2020 after the new Corona virus appeared in China. Satellite images also show the cars produced again in April, and the number has increased.

Using high-resolution images of night lights in space, NASA satellites showed how the lights of the San Francisco Medical Center were brighter than usual during the coronavirus epidemic in January 2020 and April 2020.

And the American Space Agency (NASA) and the European Space Agency published earlier maps recording the changes in nitrogen dioxide that polluted the air of China as a result of this epidemic.

The factory was closed, the plane was parked on the ground, people stopped working at home during isolation and the sky became clear.

The dashboard now includes changes to nitrogen dioxide (nitrogen dioxide released when burning fossil fuels) in the United States, Europe, India, and China.

Space Agency data shows that as the economy slows due to epidemics, the amount of greenhouse gases released by humans has decreased.

Because of the end of the corona ban and the proliferation of nitrogen dioxide in China, emissions of carbon dioxide in Beijing returned to normal in April, said NASA Research Program Director.

The satellite dashboard with the Corona virus should continue to be updated.


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