Peer-reviewed publications


  • Bashir, M. F., B. J. MA, Bilal, B. Komal, M. A. Bashir, T.. H. Farooq, N. Iqbal, M. Bashir: Correlation between environmental pollution indicators and COVID-19 pandemic: A brief study in Californian context. Environmental Research, 187, 109652,, 2020.
  • Bauwens, M. S. Compernolle, T. Stavrakou, J.-F. Müller, J. van Gent, H. Eskes, P. F. Levelt, R. van der A, J. P. Veefkind, J. Vlietinck, H. Yu, C. Zehner: Impact of coronavirus outbreak on NO2 pollution assessed using TROPOMI and OMI observations. Geophysical Research Letters,, 2020.
  • Collivignarelli, M. C., A. Abba, G. Bertanza, R. Pedrazzani, P. Ricciardi, and M. C. Miino: Lockdown for CoViD-2019 in Milan: What are the effects on air quality? Science of the Total Environment, 732 (139280),, 2020.
  • Contincine E., B. Frediani, and D. Caro: Can atmospheric pollution be considered a co-factor in extremely high level of SARS-CoV-2 lethality in Northern Italy? Environmental Pollution, 261, 114465,, 2020.
  • Dantas, G., B. Siciliano, B. B. Farca, C. M. da Silva, G. Arbilla: The impact of COVID-19 partial lockdown on the air quality of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Science of the Total Environment, 729 (139085),, 2020.
  • Le Quéré, C., R. B. Jackson, M. W. Jones, A. J. P. Smith, S. Abernethy, R. M. Andrew, A. J. De-Gol, D. R. Willis, Y. Shan, J. G. Canadell, P. Friedlingstein, F. Creutzig and G. P. Peters: Temporary reduction in daily global CO2 emisisons during the COVID-19 forced confinement.  Nature Climate Change,, 2020.
  • Mitra, A., T. R. Chaudhuri, A. Mitra, P. Pramanick, and S. Zaman: Impact of COVID-19 related shutdown on atmospheric carbon dioxide level in the city of Kolkata. Parana Journal of Science and Education, 6 (3), 84-92, 2020.
  • Nakada, L. Y. K. and R. C. Urban: COVID-19 pandemic: Impacts on the air quality during the partial lockdown in Sao Paulo state, Brazil. Science of the Total Environment, 730 (139087),, 2020.
  • Sharma, S., M. Zhang, Anshika, J. Gao, H. Zhang, S. H. Kota: Effect of restricted emissions during COVID-19 on air quality in India. Science of the Total Environment, 728 (138878),, 2020.
  • Shi, X. and  G. P. Brasseur: The response in air quality to the reduction of Chinese Economic Activities during the COVID-19 Outbreak. Geophysical Research Letters,, 2020.
  • Wang, Y. Y. Yuan, Q. Wang, C. Liu, Q. Zhi, and J. Cao: Changes in air quality related to the control of coronavirus in China: Implications for traffic and industrial emissions. Science of the Total Environment, 731 (139133),, 2020.
  •  Zhu, Y., J. Xie, F. Huang, L. Cao: Association between short-term exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 infection: Evidence from China. Science of the Total Environment, 727, 138704,, 2020.


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