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Watch how air pollution moves across Europe

14 January 2019

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This is what pollution looks like on a European scale - the animation shows the concentration and movement through the atmosphere of nitrogen dioxide.

NO2 is a problem gas that is produced primarily by vehicle exhausts and industrial activity via the burning of fossil fuels.

The map covers a sample period from 5 to 10 January, and describes the behaviour of NO₂ at ground level on an hourly basis. The worst air quality peaks in the white.

Source: BBC News

Image credit: DEFRA - What contributes most to roadside nitrogen oxide levels

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