Air pollution during the Covid-19 pandemic as seen by satellite

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This work was performed by scientists and engineers from LATMOS and ULB. The IASI mission is a joint mission of Eumetsat and CNES. The S5P/TROPOMI mission is part of the EU Copernicus program and is a joint initiative between ESA and the Netherlands. The authors acknowledge the Aeris data infrastructure for providing access to the IASI CO and NH3 data, and the Copernicus Open Access Hub for providing access to the TROPOMI NO2 data.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 and innovation programme (agreement No 742909, IASI-FT advanced ERC grant). We are also grateful to CNES, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, F.R.S.-FNRS, Belspo (Prodex arrangement 4000111403 IASI.FLOW) and EUMETSAT through the Satellite Application Facility on Atmospheric Composition Monitoring (AC SAF) for financial support.

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