NASA’s Earth Science Division to Investigate Impacts of COVID-19


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May 19, 2020, 09:05 EST


Elkland, United States, May 19, 2020, 09:05 /Comserve / -- The pandemic caused by COVID-19 all around the world created various significant changes in every single country, state and city.

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Every individual was affected as a result of the spread of this disease. NASA is investigating the impact of COVID-19 on people and their lives as well as the effect of this on the environment through its Earth Science Division.

NASA plans to fund four research projects related to this. These projects will assess the improved quality of air in urban areas; study the effects of reduced air pollution on the atmosphere; evaluate the detrimental impact of increased algae on the water quality; and determine the social and economic impacts of this global crisis as a result of shift in human activities.

As people are staying at home due to the lockdown in almost all countries, there is a significantly lesser usage of passenger vehicles, resulting in decreased air pollution and lower level of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the air, especially in the urban regions. This might result in an overall positive impact on the health of people living in these areas.

The data received through satellites states that the air pollution has reduced at a global level, along with decrease in the harmful radiations entering the Earth’s atmosphere. Moreover, studies are being conducted to determine the impact of this pandemic on the air quality in various countries.

Another study associated with the air pollution levels is the study of water quality. It has been observed that the reduction in air pollution is leading to increasing abundance of nitrogen levels in the water, which promote the growth of algae in water bodies. As this alga consumes the oxygen present in water, it can hamper the overall quality of water in that region and harm the other forms of aquatic life present there.

The fourth type of research study that is to receive funding from NASA is about the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 crisis. As human activity was strictly contained during the period, a large number of industries such as energy and power, transportation, and other businesses were affected in a negative manner.

NASA plans to track all this information in order to monitor the disease effectively and collect data for future use.

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