PHOTOCHEMICAL OXIDANTS IN THE NEW YORK - NEW JERSEY METROPOLITAN AREA

Atmospheric oxidant concentrations measured at seven locations during the years 1970-1972 were compared to explore the nature of the photochemical oxidant problem in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. Maximum hourly average concentrations for the region were in the range of 0.2-0.3 ppm; sites located in heavily trafficked areas generally reported lower oxidant concentrations than sites in suburban areas. The authors conclude that during the spring and summer in the metropolitan area oxidant concentrations exceeded Federal standards more frequently than any other pollutant, that oxidents are formed largely by photochemical reactions as polluted air is transported from urban to suburban areas, that elevated oxidant locations downwind of major sources of emissions, and that concentrations which reach or exceed the ambient air quality standard arise mainly from pollutant emissions occuring in the heavily urbanized portion of the metropolitan area.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Jacobson, J S
    • Salattolo, G D
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Accession Number: 00084390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM