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Impacts of the 2020 COVID-19 Shutdown Measures on Ozone Production in the Los Angeles Basin

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submitted on 13.08.2020, 22:01 and posted on 14.08.2020, 11:19 by Cesunica Ivey, Ziqi Gao, Khanh Do, Arash Kashfi Yeganeh, Armistead Russell, Charles L. Blanchard, Sang-Mi Lee
In March and April 2020, the South Coast Air Basin of California (USA) experienced noticeable declines in on-road activity and primary traffic-related pollutant emissions. However, secondary ozone concentration trends were not consistent across the basin. This research letter explores the impact of meteorology and emissions during this time period. The study elucidates the potential impacts on ozone nonattainment status for the region.

Funding

South Coast Air Quality Management

History

Email Address of Submitting Author

cesunica@ucr.edu

Institution

University of California Riverside

Country

United States

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0002-4740-2627

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

We declare no conflict of interest.

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Preprint version in preparation for submission.

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