Ozone Formation from NOx in “Clean Air”


Journal Article

We present a theoretical model to explain recent observations of ozone in excess of 80 ppb in relatively rural areas. The proposed mechanism involves the interaction of anthropogenic nitrogen oxides from urban areas with the natural photochemical methane oxidation chain. This mechanism can cause the production of large quantities of ozone in the urban pollution plume, leading to high ozoneair pollution events in rural areas downwind of the urban pollution source. © 1976, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chameides, WL; Stedman, DH

Published Date

  • February 1, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 150 - 153

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5851

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0013-936X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/es60113a002

Citation Source

  • Scopus