The Impact of the 2005 Gulf Hurricanes as Seen by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI)
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused a significant reduction in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions from oil and gas production facilities as well as power plants.
Difference in OMI NO2 (Pre Katrina - Post Rita2)
* Pre Katrina = August 1 - 26
Post Rita = September 27 - October 17
Destroyed Oil Platforms (+, x)
Reductions in Oil & Gas Production