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COVID-19 Pandemic Research

2020 - 2024

NOAA and CIRES researchers have led efforts to better understand the atmospheric implications of our global COVID-19 pandemic. Our scientists conducted air quality studies and made observations during multiple phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. These efforts have resulted in scientific findings related to ozone pollution and other air quality challenges. CSL researchers have published or contributed to peer-reviewed science papers on these topics:

Field Campaigns

COVID-AQS 2020: NOAA exploring impact of COVID-19 response on the environment. The coronavirus pandemic response has reduced pollution from a large number of sources across many geographic regions. NOAA has launched a wide-ranging research effort to investigate the impact of reduced vehicle traffic, air travel, shipping, manufacturing and other activities on Earth's atmosphere and oceans. Read More

IGAC Activity

AMIGO: COVID-19 Publications
NOAA / CIRES scientist Claire Granier is a co-chair on the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) activity Analysis of eMissions usinG Observations (AMIGO). CoVID-19 Publications includes peer-reviewed publications, press releases & media articles, preprints, and websites worldwide.