The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost every aspect of our lives, especially in the early days. In early 2020, a new coronavirus had spread around the world, and millions of people were urged to stay home to curb the spread. The majority of the Earth's population was no longer going about many of their daily tasks.
With such a disruption to our lives and the global economy, we wondered what changes did we see in the atmosphere? To answer that, the SOS Education team at NOAA took a deep dive into the data and visualizations from the first six months of 2020 to examine the environmental impacts from so many people staying home. This live program highlights what we found.
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The majority of the dataset visualizations were created by the NOAA Science On a Sphere team at NOAA Office of Education and NOAA Research Global Systems Laboratory using ArcGIS, Adobe, and Science On a Sphere tools. The data sources are listed here.