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Nina Randazzo

Urban Carbon Monoxide (CO) during the Global Economic Recession

  • Motivation: To determine whether a CO trend related to economic activity could be observed.
  • Examined July monthly averages from 2005 to 2012 for 10 urban areas.
  • Decrease going into 2008 or 2009 (worst years of the Recession).
  • Often another decrease into 2011.
  • Generally, rebound in 2012

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Figure 1: AQS shows a sharp decrease in 2007 and 2008; Rebound in 2012

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Figure 2

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Figure 3

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