Urban Air Pollution Reduction During the COVID Pandemia

Alba Badia, Veronica Vidal, Macià Mut Sbert, Gara Villalba

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Resumen

Severe measures concerting the mobility of people have been implemented worldwide to contain the spread of COVID-19. This exceptional situation during COVID-19 can serve as a chemical experiment that expands our understanding of photochemical processes in the atmosphere. In this study, we analyze changes in the urban air quality during COVID lockdown restrictions, especially changes in O3 concentrations due to drastic NO2 reductions, in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. Model results are evaluated against ground monitoring stations available in this area.
Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaAir Pollution Modeling and its Application XXVIII
EditoresClemens Mensink, Oriol Jorba
CapítuloChapter 11
Páginas83-88
Número de páginas6
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2022

Serie de la publicación

NombreAir Pollution Modeling and its Application XXVIII
ISSN (versión impresa)2213-8684
ISSN (versión digital)2213-8692

Palabras clave

  • Air pollution
  • Atmospheric modelling
  • Traffic reductions
  • WRF-Chem
  • COVID-19

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