Future-Year Ozone Isopleths for South Coast, San Joaquin Valley, and Maryland
AbstractMany areas of the United States are working toward achieving the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) attainment level. The objective of this study was to develop future-year (2030) volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides (VOC-NOx) isopleth diagrams of the 4th highest maximum daily 8-h average ozone design value concentrations at monitors of interest in the South Coast Air Basin (SoCAB) and San Joaquin Valley (SJV) in California, and in Maryland. The simulation results showed there would be attainment of the 2015 ozone NAAQS in 2030 without further controls at the selected monitors: 27% in SoCAB, 57% in SJV, and 100% in Maryland. The SoCAB ozone isopleths developed in this study were compared with those reported in the South Coast Air Quality Management District 2016 Air Quality Management Plan. There are several differences between the two modeling studies, the results are qualitatively similar for most of the monitors in the relative amounts of additional emission reductions needed to achieve the ozone NAAQS. The results of this study provide insight into designing potential control strategies for ozone attainment in future years for areas currently in non-attainment. Additional photochemical modeling using these strategies can then provide confirmation of the effectiveness of the controls. View Full-Text
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Collet, S.; Kidokoro, T.; Karamchandani, P.; Shah, T. Future-Year Ozone Isopleths for South Coast, San Joaquin Valley, and Maryland. Atmosphere 2018, 9, 354.
Collet S, Kidokoro T, Karamchandani P, Shah T. Future-Year Ozone Isopleths for South Coast, San Joaquin Valley, and Maryland. Atmosphere. 2018; 9(9):354.Chicago/Turabian Style
Collet, Susan; Kidokoro, Toru; Karamchandani, Prakash; Shah, Tejas. 2018. "Future-Year Ozone Isopleths for South Coast, San Joaquin Valley, and Maryland." Atmosphere 9, no. 9: 354.
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