China winter 2020–21: Where did the smog come from?

The map below showcases air trajectories on heavy polluted days during the 2020-2021 winter season. This is part of our dedicated briefing.

The NO2 background reflects average NO2 tropospheric column amount in 2020 as measured by Sentinel 5P TROPOMI sensor.

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