Journal of Research in Atmospheric Science, vol.2, no.1, pp.17-23, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Air pollution is really important problem in recent years. Many other factors are related with air pollution that increasing population and industrialisation also main factors on air pollution. Usage of fossil fuels for energy production forced emission to atmosphere. Meteorological factors are also having important effect on local environment. In recent time, Covid-19 pandemic has effect on worldwide, and outbreaks are also role on the environmental condition. Recent studies have given some improvement on environmental condition during pandemic outbreak. In this, it study was aimed to research effect of Covid-19 outbreak in Kocaeli city centre air quality. The daily air quality data between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2020 were analysed for this purpose. In order to investigate the effects of the measures taken during the epidemic period on air pollution, 3 different periods belonging to the last 3 years have been compared. These periods were compared between January 1 - March 15 before the pandemic measures of March 16, May 31 2020, when intensive measures were taken,and June, when measures were reduced passed to normal life.