Real-Time Air Pollution Overview

In April 2014, Berkeley Earth began a major new effort to collect and analyze the world’s air pollution data.

Real-time Map of Air Pollution (larger view)

Berkeley Earth Paper on Chinese Pollution

In August 2015 our first scientific paper on air pollution in China, was accepted for publication by PLOS ONE (expected publication date is 20 August). The paper included four months of data, but we now have analysis and data for 16 months, April 2014 through August 2015. We found that 1.6 million people are dying every year from air pollution in China, and we have also been able to identify the sources of the air pollution.

Landing_China_pm25_Average_Flux
Annual Average PM 2.5 Flux

For more information about this work see:

To browse the images and data, see:

You can also download the data from our paper here. Over the coming year, we hope to greatly expand this work to include other parts of Asia, the US, and Europe.

Read an extraordinary tale of 2 days in China, as blogged by Steven Mosher

PM 2.5

China_pm25_Average_Flux_Map China_pm25_Average_Map China_pm25_Average_Emission_Map
China_pm25_Average_Flux_TimeSeries China_pm25_Average_TimeSeries China_pm25_Average_Emission_TimeSeries

PM 10

China_pm10_Average_Flux_Map China_pm10_Average_Map China_pm10_Average_Emission_Map
China_pm10_Average_Flux_TimeSeries China_pm10_Average_TimeSeries China_pm10_Average_Emission_TimeSeries

Nitrogen Dioxide

China_no2_Average_Flux_Map China_no2_Average_Map China_no2_Average_Emission_Map
China_no2_Average_Flux_TimeSeries China_no2_Average_TimeSeries China_no2_Average_Emission_TimeSeries

Sulfur Dioxide

China_so2_Average_Flux_Map China_so2_Average_Map China_so2_Average_Emission_Map
China_so2_Average_Flux_TimeSeries China_so2_Average_TimeSeries China_so2_Average_Emission_TimeSeries

Ozone

China_o3_Average_Flux_Map China_o3_Average_Map
China_o3_Average_Flux_TimeSeries China_o3_Average_TimeSeries

We have updated our Privacy Policy to reflect the use of personalized advertising cookies placed on our website. By continuing to use our site, you acknowledge that you accept our Privacy Policy.

I accept