The role of biogenic hydrocarbons in urban photochemical smog: Atlanta as a case study.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The effects of natural hydrocarbons must be considered in order to develop a reliable plan for reducing ozone in the urban atmosphere. Trees can emit significant quantities of hydrocarbons to metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, and model calculations indicate that these natural emissions can significantly affect urban ozone levels. By neglecting these compounds, previous investigators may have overestimated the effectiveness of an ozone abatement strategy based on reducing anthropogenic hydrocarbons.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chameides, WL; Lindsay, RW; Richardson, J; Kiang, CS

Published Date

  • September 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 241 / 4872

Start / End Page

  • 1473 - 1475

PubMed ID

  • 3420404

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3420404

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.3420404


  • eng