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