Articles | Volume 22, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6151–6165, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6151-2022

Special issue: BLUESKY atmospheric composition measurements by aircraft during...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6151–6165, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6151-2022
Research article
11 May 2022
Research article | 11 May 2022

Tropospheric ozone production and chemical regime analysis during the COVID-19 lockdown over Europe

Clara M. Nussbaumer et al.

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The European COVID-19 lockdowns have significantly reduced the emission of primary pollutants such as NOx, which impacts the tropospheric photochemical processes and the abundance of O3. In this study, we present how the lockdowns have affected