EGU22-4755
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-4755
EGU General Assembly 2022
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The impact of COVID-19 pandemic preventing measures and meteorological conditions on the atmospheric air composition in Moscow in 2020

Natalia Kirillova, Andrey Skorokhod, Vadim Rakitin, and Eugenia Fedorova
Natalia Kirillova et al.
  • A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia (n.kirillova65@gmail.com)

Changes in the atmospheric composition in different periods of 2020 in Moscow, associated with the COVID-19 pandemic preventing measures of varying intensity and with corresponding reduction in emissions of pollutants, were investigated. Surface concentrations of nitrogen dioxide NO2, carbon monoxide CO, ozone O3, aerosol fraction PM10 and meteorological parameters in different periods of 2020 are compared with similar data for the previous 5 years. The analysis of ground-based measurements, as well as high-resolution satellite distributions of CO and NO2, indicated that the content of major pollutants and its spatial distribution in the Moscow region were significantly affected by both restrictive measures and abnormal meteorological conditions in 2020. It is possible to obtain quantitative estimates of the contribution of both factors using transport and chemical modeling based on detailed inventory of anthropogenic emissions.

Additionally, some characteristics of atmospheric composition long-term trends in Moscow region are analyzed and discussed.

The study was supported by Russian Science Foundation under grant №21-17-00210.

How to cite: Kirillova, N., Skorokhod, A., Rakitin, V., and Fedorova, E.: The impact of COVID-19 pandemic preventing measures and meteorological conditions on the atmospheric air composition in Moscow in 2020, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-4755, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-4755, 2022.

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