Atmospheric chemistry

Ozone pollution from near and far

Tropospheric ozone is generated from precursor pollutants, but can be blown far afield. Satellite observations show rising ozone levels over China — and almost stable levels over western North America despite stricter regulations.

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Figure 1: Intercontinental transport processes.

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Doherty, R. Ozone pollution from near and far. Nature Geosci 8, 664–665 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2497

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