Articles | Volume 21, issue 24
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-18333-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-18333-2021
Research article
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17 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 17 Dec 2021

Changes in satellite retrievals of atmospheric composition over eastern China during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns

Robert D. Field, Jonathan E. Hickman, Igor V. Geogdzhayev, Kostas Tsigaridis, and Susanne E. Bauer

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In this study, we examined changes in atmospheric composition over China from satellite measurements during the COVID lockdowns of 2020. We found that interpreting changes in 2020 depended strongly on the background period and whether trends were accounted for. In most cases, pollution levels in 2020 were lower than during the previous few years when pollution levels appear to have stabilized.
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