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.

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    • Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Presented at the Conference on the State of the Art of Assessing Transportation-Related Air Quality Impacts, Washington, D.C. October 22-24, 1975.
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    • Angus, R M
    • Martinez, E L
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 63-74
  • Monograph Title: Assessing transportation-related air quality impacts
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  • Accession Number: 00139652
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM