Evaporation critical to coronavirus transmission as weather changes: Impact of evaporation on virus survival, concentration, transmission

ScienceDaily | Sep 22, 2020 at 7:56 PM
  • In a paper in Physics of Fluids, by AIP Publishing, researchers studied the effects of relative humidity, environmental temperature, and wind speed on the respiratory cloud and virus viability.
  • The researchers observed the travel distance and concentration of the droplet cloud continued to be significant, even at high temperatures if the relative humidity is high.
  • It also provides a crucial alert for the possibility of a second wave of the pandemic in the coming autumn and winter seasons, where low temperatures and high wind speeds will increase airborne virus survival and transmission.