A Descriptive Analysis of the Scientific Literature on Meteorological and Air Quality Factors and COVID-19

Project Summary Title and Description

A Descriptive Analysis of the Scientific Literature on Meteorological and Air Quality Factors and COVID-19
Descriptive systematic literature review from epidemiologic perspective of studies assessing influence of environmental and meteorological factors on COVID-19 transmission and severity.
Authors of Report
Amanda V. Quintana, MPH Meredith Clemons Krista Hoevemeyer Ann Liu, PhD, MPH John Balbus, MD, MPH
Methodology description
Systematic Review
Data were entered into this project prospectively using SRDR+'s built-in data abstraction function and templates.
Funding Source
This research was supported, in part, by the NIH, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Key Questions

1. Was the study peer reviewed?
2. What health outcomes were used as proxies for COVID-19 transmission?
3. What environmental and meteorological factors were studied?
4. What were the data sources for health variables?
5. What were the data sources for the environmental and meteorological factors?
6. How did study design affect results?
7. What are the critical potential confounding factors for COVID-19 transmission studies?
8. How did the inclusion of potential confounding factors affect the results?
9. What environmental and meteorological factors were associated with COVID-19 transmission or severity?

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Associated Studies (each link opens a new tab)

Short-Term Effects of Ambient Ozone, PM(2.5,) and Meteorological Factors on COVID-19 Confirmed Cases and Deaths in Queens, New YorkAdhikari, Atin; Yin, Jingjing2020/06/05
Investigation of effective climatology parameters on COVID-19 outbreak in IranAhmadi, Mohsen; Sharifi, Abbas; Dorosti, Shadi; Jafarzadeh Ghoushchi, Saeid; Ghanbari, Negar2020/08/10
Correlation between climate indicators and COVID-19 pandemic in New York, USABashir, Muhammad Farhan; Ma, Benjiang; Bilal; Komal, Bushra; Bashir, Muhammad Adnan; Tan, Duojiao; Bashir, Madiha2020/08/01
Sunlight exposure increased Covid-19 recovery rates: A study in the central pandemic area of IndonesiaAsyary, Al; Veruswati, Meita2020/08/10
Correlation between environmental pollution indicators and COVID-19 pandemic: A brief study in Californian contextBashir, Muhammad Farhan; Ma, Ben Jiang; Bilal; Komal, Bushra; Bashir, Muhammad Adnan; Farooq, Taimoor Hassan; Iqbal, Najaf; Bashir, Madiha2020/08/
Role of a habitat's air humidity in Covid-19 mortalityBiktasheva, Irina V2020/09/20
Eco-epidemiological assessment of the COVID-19 epidemic in China, January-February 2020Byass, Peter2020/12/31
Evidence that high temperatures and intermediate relative humidity might favor the spread of COVID-19 in tropical climate: A case study for the most affected Brazilian citiesAuler, A C; Cssaro, F A M; da Silva, V O; Pires, L F2020/08/10
Inverse correlation between average monthly high temperatures and COVID-19-related death rates in different geographical areas.Benedetti, Francesca; Pachetti, Maria; Marini, Bruna; Ippodrino, Rudy; Gallo, Robert C.; Ciccozzi, Massimo; Zella, Davide2020
Effects of temperature variation and humidity on the death of COVID-19 in Wuhan, ChinaMa, Yueling; Zhao, Yadong; Liu, Jiangtao; He, Xiaotao; Wang, Bo; Fu, Shihua; Yan, Jun; Niu, Jingping; Zhou, Ji; Luo, Bin2020/07/01
Factors determining the diffusion of COVID-19 and suggested strategy to prevent future accelerated viral infectivity similar to COVIDCoccia, Mario2020/08/10
Will environmental changes in temperature affect the course of COVID-19?Del Rio, Carlos; Camacho-Ortiz, Adrin2020///May-Jun
Co-variance nexus between COVID-19 mortality, humidity, and air quality index in Wuhan, China: New insights from partial and multiple wavelet coherenceFareed, Zeeshan; Iqbal, Najaf; Shahzad, Farrukh; Shah, Syed Ghulam Meran; Zulfiqar, Bushra; Shahzad, Khurram; Hashmi, Shujahat Haider; Shahzad, Umar2020/06/08
Role of the chronic air pollution levels in the Covid-19 outbreak risk in ItalyFattorini, Daniele; Regoli, Francesco2020/09/
Projections for COVID-19 pandemic in India and effect of temperature and humidityGoswami, Kuldeep; Bharali, Sulaxana; Hazarika, Jiten2020///Sep-Oct
Higher solar irradiance is associated with a lower incidence of COVID-19Guasp, Mar; Laredo, Carlos; Urra, Xabier2020/05/19
Significance of geographical factors to the COVID-19 outbreak in IndiaGupta, Amitesh; Banerjee, Sreejita; Das, Sumit2020/06/17
Prioritizing and Analyzing the Role of Climate and Urban Parameters in the Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Based on Artificial Intelligence ApplicationsShaffiee Haghshenas, Sina; Pirouz, Behrouz; Shaffiee Haghshenas, Sami; Pirouz, Behzad; Piro, Patrizia; Na, Kyoung-Sae; Cho, Seo-Eun; Geem, Zong Woo2020/05/25
Optimal temperature zone for the dispersal of COVID-19Huang, Zhongwei; Huang, Jianping; Gu, Qianqing; Du, Pengyue; Liang, Hongbin; Dong, Qing2020/09/20
The nexus between COVID-19, temperature and exchange rate in Wuhan city: New findings from partial and multiple wavelet coherenceIqbal, Najaf; Fareed, Zeeshan; Shahzad, Farrukh; He, Xin; Shahzad, Umer; Lina, Ma2020/08/10
The sensitivity and specificity analyses of ambient temperature and population size on the transmission rate of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in different provinces of IranJahangiri, Mehdi; Jahangiri, Milad; Najafgholipour, Mohammadamir2020/08/01
Impact of climate and public health interventions on the COVID-19 pandemic: a prospective cohort studyJni, Peter; Rothenbhler, Martina; Bobos, Pavlos; Thorpe, Kevin E; da Costa, Bruno R; Fisman, David N; Slutsky, Arthur S; Gesink, Dionne2020/05/25
The Link between Humidity and COVID-19 Caused DeathLi, Katherine2020
Statistical analysis of the impact of environmental temperature on the exponential growth rate of cases infected by COVID-19Livadiotis, George2020/05/29
The temperature and regional climate effects on communitarian COVID-19 contagion in Mexico throughout phase 1Mndez-Arriaga, Fabiola2020/09/15
Temperature and precipitation associate with Covid-19 new daily cases: A correlation study between weather and Covid-19 pandemic in Oslo, NorwayMenebo, Mesay Moges2020/10/01
GIS-based spatial modeling of COVID-19 incidence rate in the continental United StatesMollalo, Abolfazl; Vahedi, Behzad; Rivera, Kiara M2020/08/01
Assessing nitrogen dioxide (NO(2)) levels as a contributing factor to coronavirus (COVID-19) fatalityOgen, Yaron2020/07/15
A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of the Environmental Correlates of COVID-19 Incidence in SpainPaez, Antonio; Lopez, Fernando A; Menezes, Tatiane; Cavalcanti, Renata; Pitta, Maira Galdino da Rocha2020/06/08
Association of COVID-19 pandemic with meteorological parameters over SingaporePani, Shantanu Kumar; Lin, Neng-Huei; RavindraBabu, Saginela2020/10/20
A Preliminary Investigation on the Statistical Correlations between SARS-CoV-2 Spread and Local MeteorologyPasserini, Giorgio; Mancinelli, Enrico; Morichetti, Mauro; Virgili, Simone; Rizza, Umberto2020/06/05
Air transportation, population density and temperature predict the spread of COVID-19 in BrazilPequeno, Pedro; Mendel, Bruna; Rosa, Clarissa; Bosholn, Mariane; Souza, Jorge Luiz; Baccaro, Fabricio; Barbosa, Reinaldo; Magnusson, William2020/06/03
Development of an Assessment Method for Investigating the Impact of Climate and Urban Parameters in Confirmed Cases of COVID-19: A New Challenge in Sustainable DevelopmentPirouz, Behrouz; Shaffiee Haghshenas, Sina; Pirouz, Behzad; Shaffiee Haghshenas, Sami; Piro, Patrizia2020/04/18
Investigating a Serious Challenge in the Sustainable Development Process: Analysis of Confirmed cases of COVID-19 (New Type of Coronavirus) Through a Binary Classification Using Artificial Intelligence and Regression AnalysisPirouz, Behrouz; Shaffiee Haghshenas, Sina; Shaffiee Haghshenas, Sami; Piro, Patrizia2020
A spatio-temporal analysis for exploring the effect of temperature on COVID-19 early evolution in SpainBriz-Redn, lvaro; Serrano-Aroca, ngel2020/08/01
Temperature Decreases Spread Parameters of the New Covid-19 Case DynamicsDemongeot, Jacques; Flet-Berliac, Yannis; Seligmann, Herv2020/05/03
On the global trends and spread of the COVID-19 outbreak: preliminary assessment of the potential relation between location-specific temperature and UV indexGunthe, Sachin S; Swain, Basudev; Patra, Satya S; Amte, Aneesh2020/04/24
Effect of weather on COVID-19 spread in the US: A prediction model for India in 2020Gupta, Sonal; Raghuwanshi, Gourav Singh; Chanda, Arnab2020/08/01
Effect of ambient air pollutants and meteorological variables on COVID-19 incidenceJiang, Ying; Wu, Xiao-Jun; Guan, Yan-Jun2020/09/
Impact of meteorological factors on the COVID-19 transmission: A multi-city study in ChinaLiu, Jiangtao; Zhou, Ji; Yao, Jinxi; Zhang, Xiuxia; Li, Lanyu; Xu, Xiaocheng; He, Xiaotao; Wang, Bo; Fu, Shihua; Niu, Tingting; Yan, Jun; Shi, Yanjun; Ren, Xiaowei; Niu, Jingping; Zhu, Weihao; Li, Sheng; Luo, Bin; Zhang, Kai2020/07/15
Temperature significantly changes COVID-19 transmission in (sub)tropical cities of BrazilPrata, David N; Rodrigues, Waldecy; Bermejo, Paulo H2020/08/10
COVID-19 transmission in Mainland China is associated with temperature and humidity: A time-series analysisQi, Hongchao; Xiao, Shuang; Shi, Runye; Ward, Michael P; Chen, Yue; Tu, Wei; Su, Qing; Wang, Wenge; Wang, Xinyi; Zhang, Zhijie2020/08/01
Relationship between COVID-19 and weather: Case study in a tropical countryRosario, Denes K A; Mutz, Yhan S; Bernardes, Patricia C; Conte-Junior, Carlos A2020/08/
Short-term effects of specific humidity and temperature on COVID-19 morbidity in select US citiesRunkle, Jennifer D; Sugg, Margaret M; Leeper, Ronald D; Rao, Yuhan; Matthews, Jessica L; Rennie, Jared J2020/10/20
Impact of weather on COVID-19 pandemic in Turkeyahin, Mehmet2020/08/01
Temperature, Humidity, and Latitude Analysis to Estimate Potential Spread and Seasonality of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)Sajadi, Mohammad M; Habibzadeh, Parham; Vintzileos, Augustin; Shokouhi, Shervin; Miralles-Wilhelm, Fernando; Amoroso, Anthony2020/06/01
Association of COVID-19 global distribution and environmental and demographic factors: An updated three-month studySarmadi, Mohammad; Marufi, Nilufar; Kazemi Moghaddam, Vahid2020/09/
Distribution of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic and Its Monthly Forecast Based on Seasonal Climate PatternsScafetta, Nicola2020/05/17
Asymmetric nexus between temperature and COVID-19 in the top ten affected provinces of China: A current application of quantile-on-quantile approachShahzad, Farrukh; Shahzad, Umer; Fareed, Zeeshan; Iqbal, Najaf; Hashmi, Shujahat Haider; Ahmad, Fayyaz2020/09/20
Impact of temperature on the dynamics of the COVID-19 outbreak in ChinaShi, Peng; Dong, Yinqiao; Yan, Huanchang; Zhao, Chenkai; Li, Xiaoyang; Liu, Wei; He, Miao; Tang, Shixing; Xi, Shuhua2020/08/01
Association between climate variables and global transmission oF SARS-CoV-2Sobral, Marcos Felipe Falco; Duarte, Gisleia Benini; da Penha Sobral, Ana Iza Gomes; Marinho, Marcelo Luiz Monteiro; de Souza Melo, Andr2020/08/10
Is temperature reducing the transmission of COVID-19 ?Tobas, Aurelio; Molina, Toms2020/07/
Correlation between weather and Covid-19 pandemic in Jakarta, IndonesiaTosepu, Ramadhan; Gunawan, Joko; Effendy, Devi Savitri; Ahmad, La Ode Ali Imran; Lestari, Hariati; Bahar, Hartati; Asfian, Pitrah2020/07/10
Effect of temperature on the infectivity of COVID-19Ujiie, Mugen; Tsuzuki, Shinya; Ohmagari, Norio2020/06/
The role of climate during the COVID-19 epidemic in New South Wales, AustraliaWard, Michael P; Xiao, Shuang; Zhang, Zhijie2020/05/21
Effects of temperature and humidity on the daily new cases and new deaths of COVID-19 in 166 countriesWu, Yu; Jing, Wenzhan; Liu, Jue; Ma, Qiuyue; Yuan, Jie; Wang, Yaping; Du, Min; Liu, Min2020/08/10
Association between ambient temperature and COVID-19 infection in 122 cities from ChinaXie, Jingui; Zhu, Yongjian2020/07/01
Possible environmental effects on the spread of COVID-19 in ChinaXu, Hao; Yan, Chonghuai; Fu, Qingyan; Xiao, Kai; Yu, Yamei; Han, Deming; Wang, Wenhua; Cheng, Jinping2020/08/20
Association between short-term exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 infection: Evidence from ChinaZhu, Yongjian; Xie, Jingui; Huang, Fengming; Cao, Liqing2020/07/20
Assessing the relationship between ground levels of ozone (O(3)) and nitrogen dioxide (NO(2)) with coronavirus (COVID-19) in Milan, ItalyZoran, Maria A; Savastru, Roxana S; Savastru, Dan M; Tautan, Marina N2020/10/20
Assessing the relationship between surface levels of PM2.5 and PM10 particulate matter impact on COVID-19 in Milan, ItalyZoran, Maria A; Savastru, Roxana S; Savastru, Dan M; Tautan, Marina N2020/10/10

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