Research ArticleCORONAVIRUS

Abrupt decline in tropospheric nitrogen dioxide over China after the outbreak of COVID-19

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science Advances  10 Jul 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 28, eabc2992
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abc2992

Article Information

vol. 6 no. 28

Online ISSN: 
  • Received for publication April 16, 2020
  • Accepted for publication May 26, 2020
  • .

Article Versions

Author Information

  1. Fei Liu1,2,*,
  2. Aaron Page3,
  3. Sarah A. Strode1,2,
  4. Yasuko Yoshida2,4,
  5. Sungyeon Choi2,4,
  6. Bo Zheng5,
  7. Lok N. Lamsal1,2,
  8. Can Li2,6,
  9. Nickolay A. Krotkov2,
  10. Henk Eskes7,
  11. Ronald van der A7,8,
  12. Pepijn Veefkind7,9,
  13. Pieternel F. Levelt7,9,
  14. Oliver P. Hauser10, and
  15. Joanna Joiner2,
  1. 1Universities Space Research Association (USRA), Columbia, MD 21046, USA.
  2. 2NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA.
  3. 3Department of Management, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4PU, UK.
  4. 4Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD 20706, USA.
  5. 5Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, CEA-CNRS-UVSQ, Gif-sur-Yvette, UMR 8212, France.
  6. 6Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20740, USA.
  7. 7Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), De Bilt 3731 GA, The Netherlands.
  8. 8Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST), No.219, Ningliu Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P.R.China.
  9. 9Delft University of Technology, Delft 2628 CD, The Netherlands.
  10. 10Department of Economics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4PU, UK.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: fliu{at}
  • These authors contributed equally to this work.


Article usage

Article usage: June 2020 to August 2020

Jun 2020933387646
Jul 20202573139692
Aug 20203239197

Stay Connected to Science Advances

Navigate This Article