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DOI10.1016/j.atmosres.2021.105876
Influence of background dynamics on the vertical distribution of trace gases (CO/WV/O3) in the UTLS region during COVID-19 lockdown over India
Kumar A.H.; Ratnam M.V.; Jain C.D.
Date Issued2022
ISSN0169-8095
Volume265
Other AbstractThe COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has led to the significant reductions in the pollutant levels across the globe. Several studies have been carried out for examining and quantifying the improvement in the air quality due to the reduction of the pollution at the surface. Unlike most of the studies carried out earlier on COVID-19 lockdown, this study investigates the role of the dynamics on the vertical distribution of the trace gases (Carbonmonoxide (CO), Water Vapor (WV) and Ozone (O3)) over India in the Boundary Layer (BL), Middle Troposphere (MT) and Upper Troposphere (UT) during COVID-19 lockdown using satellite observations and re-analysis data products obtained during 2010–2020. Substantial differences in the time series and variability have been observed over different zones of India in different atmospheric layers. The changes observed in these species are large over Central India compared to South India and Indo-Gangetic plain regions. An enhancement in CO (~25–40%) and WV (50–60%) has been noticed over Central India in the UT at 147 hPa and 215 hPa, respectively, during lockdown. The strong updrafts before the lockdown and the extended weak zonal wind aloft over this region are found responsible for the observed enhancement in these trace gases in the UT. In spite of the non-availability of the anthropogenic pollution during the lockdown, this study highlights the transport of pollutants through long-range transport (always present even before lockdown) dominance over the Indian region not only near the surface but also aloft due to associated atmospheric dynamics. © 2021
enkeywordsAIRS; BL; COVID-19; Lockdown; Mid-troposphere; MLS; UTLS
journalAtmospheric Research
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://gcip.llas.ac.cn/handle/2XKMVOVA/236545
AffiliationNational Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), Gadanki, 517112, India
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Kumar A.H.,Ratnam M.V.,Jain C.D.. Influence of background dynamics on the vertical distribution of trace gases (CO/WV/O3) in the UTLS region during COVID-19 lockdown over India[J],2022,265.
APA Kumar A.H.,Ratnam M.V.,&Jain C.D..(2022).Influence of background dynamics on the vertical distribution of trace gases (CO/WV/O3) in the UTLS region during COVID-19 lockdown over India.Atmospheric Research,265.
MLA Kumar A.H.,et al."Influence of background dynamics on the vertical distribution of trace gases (CO/WV/O3) in the UTLS region during COVID-19 lockdown over India".Atmospheric Research 265(2022).
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