High-Ozone Events in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1983 and 1984


Journal Article

Measurements of ozone levels and meterological parameters were analyzed to determine the relative importance of transport-related processes and photochemical production in causing high-ozone events in and around the Atlanta metropolitan area. Back-trajectories calculated by the Branching Air Trajectory Model indicate that the air associated with high-ozone events had often traveled a significant distance within the previous 3 days: for days with ozone levels above 100 ppbv, half of the calculated trajectories showed that the air had traveled over 600 km, with half of those coming from the northwest quadrant. Six-hour vector-averaged winds were used to find that the concentrations of ozone in the air leaving the metropolitan area averaged 20-40 ppbv more than that entering the area. © 1988, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lindsay, RW; Chameldes, WL

Published Date

  • February 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 426 - 431

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5851

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0013-936X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/es00169a010

Citation Source

  • Scopus