NASA Earth Observatory/Joshua Stevens
As you may have seen elsewhere, the coronavirus pandemic is having an impact on air pollution, as countries shut down human and economic activity in an attempt to deal with the outbreak. Take nitrogen dioxide.
Tropospheric NO between January and February, and 2 density decreased significantly over China the same seems to be happening in northern Italy, which normally has some of the most severe air pollution in Europe. See the ESA’s animation:
More broadly, try
this online map, which compares NO 2 emissions before and after 20 February 2020 anywhere on the planet. [ Maps Mania]
Mapping Nitrogen Dioxide Pollution.
Another Italian map exhibit to tell you about: , featuring the cartographic holdings of Rome’s 1716-2016 Cielo e Terra Biblioteca Casanatense, including the 1716 celestial and terrestrial globes of Amanzio Moroncelli, opens tomorrow and runs until 28 November. [ WMS]
When Italy Drew the World.
An exhibition of 16th-century Italian maps, (“When Italy Drew the world: Cartographic Treasures of the Italian Renaissance”) opened last Friday at the Palazzo del Podestà in Bergamo, Italy. It runs until 10 July. Quando l’Italia disegnava il mondo: Tesori Cartografici del Rinascimento Italiano English summary. [ Tony Campbell]