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A Case Study of Stratospheric Ozone Affecting Ground-Level Oxidant Concentrations

Lamb, Robert G. (1977) A Case Study of Stratospheric Ozone Affecting Ground-Level Oxidant Concentrations. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 16 (8). pp. 780-794. ISSN 0021-8952. doi:10.1175/1520-0450(1977)016<0780:ACSOSO>2.0.CO;2.

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During the predawn hours of 19 November 1972, the air pollution monitoring station at Santa Rosa, Calif., recorded five consecutive hours of oxidant concentrations in excess of the present National Ambient Air Quality Standard. The highest of the hourly averages was 0.23 ppm. From a detailed analysis of the meteorological conditions surrounding this incident, it is shown that the ozone responsible for the anomalous concentrations originated in the stratosphere and not from anthropogenic sources.

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Additional Information:© 1977 American Meteorological Society. Manuscript received 15 November 1976, in revised form 31 May 1977. The author is greatly indebted to Dr. Charles Pyke of the Army Corp of Engineers for providing hourly rainfall data, Mr. James Goodridge of the California Department of Water Resources for providing strip charts from recording raingages in the Santa Rosa area, and Mr. James Sandberg of the Bay Area Air Pollution Control District for supplying meteorological and aerometric data as well as stripchart records of instruments at the Santa Rosa air monitoring station. The meteorological analyses were performed with the able assistance of Mr. Mike Borowski of the UCLA Department of Meteorology.
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