|Author: Rong Wang, Yuankang Xiong, Xiaofan Xing, Ruipu Yang, Jiarong Li, Yijing Wang, Junji Cao, Yves Balkanski, Josep Peñuelas, Philippe Ciais, Didier Hauglustaine, Jordi Sardans, Jianmin Chen, Jianmin Ma, Tang Xu, Haidong Kan, Yan Zhang et al.|
Lockdown measures are essential to containing the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), but they will slow down economic growth by reducing industrial and commercial activities. However, the benefits of activity control from containing the pandemic have not been examined and assessed. Here we use daily carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reduction in China estimated from statistical data for energy consumption and satellite data for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) measured by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) as an indicator for reduced activities consecutive to a lockdown.
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Wang, R., Xiong, Y., Xing, X., Yang, R., Li, J., Wang, Y., Cao, J., Balkanski, Y., Peñuelas, J., Ciais, P., Hauglustaine, D., Sardans, J., Chen, J., Ma, J., Xu, T., Kan, H., Zhang, Y., Oda, T., Morawska, L., Zhang, R., et al. Daily CO2 Emission Reduction Indicates the Control of Activities to Contain COVID-19 in China. The Innovation 1 (3), 100062 (2020). doi: 10.1016/j.xinn.2020.100062