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https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-189-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-189-2023
Data description paper
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10 Jan 2023
Data description paper |  | 10 Jan 2023

A machine learning approach to address air quality changes during the COVID-19 lockdown in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Melisa Diaz Resquin, Pablo Lichtig, Diego Alessandrello, Marcelo De Oto, Darío Gómez, Cristina Rössler, Paula Castesana, and Laura Dawidowski

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We explored the performance of the random forest algorithm to predict CO, NOx, PM10, SO2, and O3 air quality concentrations and comparatively assessed the monitored and modeled concentrations during the COVID-19 lockdown phases. We provide the first long-term O3 and SO2 observational dataset for an urban–residential area of Buenos Aires in more than a decade and study the responses of O3 to the reduction in the emissions of its precursors because of its relevance regarding emission control.
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