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The Impact of the 2005 Gulf Hurricanes as Seen by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI)

10.2009

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)

Difference in OMI NO2 (Pre Katrina - Post Rita)
* Pre Katrina = August 1 - 26
Post Rita = September 27 - October 17

Destroyed Oil Platforms
(+, x)

Destroyed Oil Platforms (+, x)



Reductions in Oil & Gas Production


Reductions in Oil & Gas Production

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