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dc.title Road transport and its impact on air pollution during the COVID-19 pandemic en
dc.contributor.author Víchová, Kateřina
dc.contributor.author Veselík, Petr
dc.contributor.author Heinzová, Romana
dc.contributor.author Dvořáček, Radek
dc.relation.ispartof Sustainability (Switzerland)
dc.identifier.issn 2071-1050 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2021
utb.relation.volume 13
utb.relation.issue 21
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/su132111803
dc.relation.uri https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/21/11803
dc.subject air pollution en
dc.subject COVID-19 pandemic en
dc.subject sustainable transport en
dc.subject particulate matter PM10 en
dc.subject nitrogen dioxide en
dc.subject two-sample t-test en
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on air pollution. Many urban inhabitants were confined to their homes during the lockdown. This had an impact air pollution, due to a reduction the number of vehicles being operated in cities. People also limited the number of visits to shopping centers; additionally, sports venues were closed and cultural events cancelled. The COVID-19 pandemic therefore had a positive impact on air pollution. Several studies from around the world confirm this. The research presented here is based on hourly measurements of PM10 and NO2 concentrations measured in background ambient air at a specific intersection located in Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic. The aim of the paper is to confirm or exclude the hypothesis that the measured concentrations of PM10 and NO2 pollutants were lower during 2020 than in 2019, when states of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic were declared. The data were aggregated into monthly subsets and statistically analyzed. The data was graphically visualized and evaluated by means of exploratory data analysis. To compare the pollution levels in individual months, a parametric statistical analysis (two-sample t-test) was used. A statistically significant reduction was observed in the measured concentrations in 2020 compared to 2019 during periods when states of emergency were declared. © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1010640
utb.identifier.obdid 43882802
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85118225669
utb.identifier.wok 000718670600001
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-09T12:16:21Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-09T12:16:21Z
dc.description.sponsorship Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně
dc.description.sponsorship Tomas Bata University in Zlin [RVO/FLKR/2021/03, IGA/FLKR/2021/01]
dc.format.extent 15
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.contributor.internalauthor Víchová, Kateřina
utb.contributor.internalauthor Veselík, Petr
utb.contributor.internalauthor Heinzová, Romana
utb.contributor.internalauthor Dvořáček, Radek
utb.fulltext.affiliation Katerina Vichova * , Petr Veselik , Romana Heinzova and Radek Dvoracek Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Studentské náměstí 1532, 686 01 Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic; veselik@utb.cz (P.V.); rheinzova@utb.cz (R.H.); r1_dvoracek@utb.cz (R.D.) * Correspondence: kvichova@utb.cz; Tel.: +420-576032088
utb.fulltext.dates Received: 31 August 2021 Accepted: 21 October 2021 Published: 26 October 2021
utb.fulltext.sponsorship This research was funded by grant RVO/FLKŘ/2021/03 and IGA/FLKŘ/2021/01 of Tomas Bata University in Zlín.
utb.wos.affiliation [Vichova, Katerina; Veselik, Petr; Heinzova, Romana; Dvoracek, Radek] Tomas Bata Univ Zlin, Fac Logist & Crisis Management, Studentske Namesti 1532, Uherske Hradist 68601, Czech Republic
utb.scopus.affiliation Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Studentské náměstí 1532, Uherské Hradiště, 686 01, Czech Republic
utb.fulltext.projects RVO/FLKŘ/2021/03
utb.fulltext.projects IGA/FLKŘ/2021/01
utb.fulltext.faculty Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management
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