Northern India is observing heavy pollution through the winter due to enhanced biomass burning and prevailing meteorological conditions in the region. The mountain range traps the pollution for days/weeks, posing a severe health hazard.
The image is taken by NASA’s EPIC instrument on January 5, 2016. NASA launched EPIC camera onboard on NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory in early 2015. The DSCOVR is located at the Earth-Sun Langrange-1 (L-1) point.
Image Source: epic.gsfc.nasa.gov
January 11, 2016PM2.5 measurements taken at US Embassy in New Delhi during past four days confirm the high level of pollution in the region.