Source and Transport of Ozone

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Quality".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 July 2023) | Viewed by 2432

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NOAA Cooperative Science Center in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, USA
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Earth Science Division, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA
Interests: atmospheric dynamics; atmospheric river; ozone sources and transport processes

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Dear Colleagues,

A better understanding of the chemical and meteorological processes that contribute to the source and transport of ozone is needed to improve cost-effective control strategies and accurate air quality forecasting capabilities. This Special Issue, Source and Transport of Ozone, solicits papers in the areas of:

1) Sources of background ozone production (both natural and anthropogenic), such as fossil fuel emissions from both regional and global regions, lightning, convection, biomass burning, wildfires, and stratosphere-to-troposphere transport episodes.

2) Enhancement of ozone concentrations through photochemical reactions, primarily from precursor emissions of nitrogen oxides and non-methane reactive organic gases within the polluted atmospheric boundary layer.

3) Ozone source and transport and detrimental effects on agriculture, vegetation, and terrestrial ecosystems.

4) Long-range-transported background ozone and its influence on surface ozone.

5) Meteorological impact on ozone transport and their interactions.

6) Change in ozone transport pathways and characteristics associated with climate change, as well as global and regional ozone trend analysis.

Dr. Sen Chiao
Dr. Ju-Mee Ryoo
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  • chemical and meteorological processes
  • air quality
  • ozone photochemistry
  • ozone precursor pollution
  • climate change

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Distribution and Long-Term Trends of Tropospheric Ozone Concentrations in Ireland
by Keelan McHugh, Thomas Cummins and Julian Aherne
Atmosphere 2023, 14(3), 569; - 16 Mar 2023
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Tropospheric ozone (O3) is highly variable over space and time reflecting local production and destruction as well as addition and loss through regional and long-range transport. In this study, O3 concentrations at 11 stations in Ireland and their long-term trends [...] Read more.
Tropospheric ozone (O3) is highly variable over space and time reflecting local production and destruction as well as addition and loss through regional and long-range transport. In this study, O3 concentrations at 11 stations in Ireland and their long-term trends (7–9 sites) were evaluated; O3 concentrations (2015–2019) varied spatially, with the highest annual mean concentrations along the Atlantic west coast (69–75 µg/m3), and the lowest in urban centres (39–43 µg/m3). Ozone followed a seasonal pattern of spring and winter maximum and summer–autumn minimum. Significant long-term (2005–2019) increases were observed in annual O3 concentration at two rural stations, while increases were larger and more frequent during winter with increases at four out of seven stations. During the decade 2010–2019, significant annual increases were observed at four out of nine stations. Observed site- and season-specific increasing trends in O3 concentrations likely reflected changes in regional precursor gas emissions sources. Despite reported decreases in background concentrations in the marine boundary layer in northern mid-latitudes in recent decades, O3 concentrations at some sites in Ireland have increased significantly primarily driven by changes in winter concentrations. There were no significant decreasing trends at any site or in any season. Full article
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