Air Pollution in China

Berkeley Earth Paper on Chinese Pollution

In August 2015 Berkeley Earth’s first scientific paper on air pollution in China was accepted for publication by PLOS ONE.  While the original paper included four months of data, it was later updated to include 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.

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.

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

PM 2.5

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PM 10

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Nitrogen Dioxide

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Sulfur Dioxide

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