The factors that may lead to and affect the observed ozone concentrations are discussed with reference to data from recent field monitoring programs for ozone in nonurban areas. Several meteorological parameters (temperature, fronts, vertical distribution of ozone, pressure systems and surface winds) including transport of ozone and its precursor compounds are examined as factors affecting rural ozone levels that exceed the national ambient air quality standard. The study concludes that man-made sources of precursor compounds are primarily responsible for the violations of the air quality standards. The transport of ozone or ozone precursors from cities to nonurban areas and the importance of synoptic-scale pressure systems are also discussed.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 63-74
  • Monograph Title: Assessing transportation-related air quality impacts
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139652
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM