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Transport of sulfur oxides within the Los Angeles sea breeze/land breeze circulation system

Cass, Glen R. and Shair, Frederick H. (1980) Transport of sulfur oxides within the Los Angeles sea breeze/land breeze circulation system. In: Second Joint Conference on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology, March 24 - 27, 1980, New Orleans, La. and Second Conference on Industrial Meteorology, March 28, 1980, New Orleans, La. American Metereological Society , Boston, MA, pp. 320-327.

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The sea breeze/land breeze circulation system in the Los Angeles area results in transport of pollutants seaward at night followed by return of aged material inland the next day. This characteristic wind reversal pattern both increases the retention time available for the oxidation of SO_2 to form sulfates and causes individual air parcels to make multiple passes over large coastal emissions sources. As a result, the Los Angeles atmosphere exhibits high peak day and high annual mean sulfate concentrations in spite of the fact that sulfate concentrations in marine background or desert air are low.

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Additional Information:© 1980 American Metereological Society. This work reviews research sponsored by the California Air Resources Board under contracts numbered ARB-3-915, ARB-A6-061-87 and ARB-A6-202-30. The authors ar e happy to acknowledge the interest and help given to them by Charles Bennett and Jack Suder.
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California Air Resources BoardARB-3-915
California Air Resources BoardA6-061-87
California Air Resources BoardARB-A6-202-30
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