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Environmental impact of the Covid19 lockdown on air pollution – a short video
Video produced as part of the EVERYONE project charting NO2 pollution across Scotland during the Covid19 lockdown.
The many features to be seen in the video are caused by a combination of anthropogenic emissions, meterorlogical events and the COVID-19 outbreak.
- High emissions from the conurbations of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow.
- Distinctive local emissions from Stornoway, Peterhead and towns along the Moray Firth.
- Traffic emissions along the A9’s distinctive Z-shape, between Pitlochry and Inverness, allowing other Highland landmarks to be placed.
- Long distance transport of pollution from Belfast, Newcastle and the Middlesburgh/Darlington area.
- The serpentine route of the M8 between Abington and Lancaster.
- High road-traffice emissions in rush hours.
- Emissions associated with offshore production platforms (diesel engine NOx emissions) and oil instalations on Shetland.
- Build up of strong concentrations during planetary boundary layer (inversion) events.
- Low pressure depressions passing through.
- A sharp drop in emissions during the COVID-19 lockdown (24 March onwards).
Computer modelling and graphics: Massimo Vieno
Senior Air Pollution Modeller
Biosphere-atmosphere Exchange & Effects Group
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0QB, UK
Science advisor: Roy Thompson
School of GeoSciences
Coordinator: Stacey Hunter
Design Curator + Producer
37a Castle Terrace,
Edinburgh, EH1 2EL
Audio: Ludwig van Beethoven
The Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor “Quasi una fantasia”, Opus number 2, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata
Credit : YouTube Audio Library & (No Copyright Music) Royalty-Free for Videos.