Tropospheric Ozone

Regional and Global Scale Interactions

  • I. S. A. Isaksen

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 227)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Presentations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul J. Crutzen
      Pages 3-32
    3. Robert Guicherit
      Pages 49-62
    4. D. Kley, A. Volz, F. Mülheims
      Pages 63-72
    5. G. Ancellet, A. Papayannis, G. Mégie, J. Pelon
      Pages 97-110
    6. S. M. Joffre, H. Lättilä, H. Hakola, P. Taalas, P. Plathan
      Pages 137-146
    7. Wei-Chyung Wang, Nien Dak Sze, Gyula Molnar
      Pages 147-159
    8. B. Prinz
      Pages 161-184
    9. F. C. Fehsenfeld, D. D. Parrish, D. W. Fahey
      Pages 185-215
    10. Øystein Hov, Anton Eliassen, David Simpson
      Pages 239-261
    11. A. Volz, D. Mihelcic, P. Müsgen, H. W. Pätz, G. Pilwat, H. Geiss et al.
      Pages 293-302
    12. H. Levy II
      Pages 319-325
    13. S. A. Penkett, I. S. A. Isaksen, D. Kley
      Pages 345-363
    14. H. Levy II
      Pages 365-370
    15. Robert B. Chatfield, Philip L. Haagenson
      Pages 371-380
  3. Working Group Summaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. G. Brasseur, F. Stordal, H. Van Dop, R. Chatfield, S. Joffre, J. Jonson et al.
      Pages 383-392
    3. F. Fehsenfeld, Ø. Hov, G. A. Ancellet, R. A. Cox, D. Ehhalt, H. Hakola et al.
      Pages 393-401
    4. R. Guicherit, D. Derwent, P. I. Grennfeldt, J. Jerre, D. Kley, J. Logan et al.
      Pages 403-411
    5. P. Crutzen, J. Fishman, R. Bojkov, R. Cicerone, A. Ghazi, A. Marenco et al.
      Pages 413-422
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 423-425

About this book


The main objective of the workshop was to increase our knowledge of ozone formation and distribution in the troposphere, its relation to precursor (NO~ and HC species) distribution, how it is affected by transport processes in the troposphere, and to show how the increasing levels of ozone can cause environmental problem. The focus was on the interaction of ozone on regional and global scales. There is mounting evidence that such interactions occur and that the ozone levels are increasing in most of the Northern Hemisphere tropo­ sphere. A likely source of ozone increase is human activity. As result of this, tropospheric climate may change significantly within a few decades, either through direct effects by ozone itself or indirectly through its effect on other radiatively active trace species. Further­ more, ozone may have adverse effects on vegetation over large continental areas due to enhanced levels which have been measured to take place. As it is well known that ozone plays a key role in the oxidation of a large number of chemical species in the troposphere, natural as well as man-made, the atmospheric distribution of important trace species like sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons could be markedly changed as a result of ozone changes. The rapidly increasing interest in tropospheric ozone, and the key role ozone plays in several atmospheric areas as well the obvious increase in the tropospheric concentration of ozone made ozone a natural choice as a topic for the workshop.


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Editors and affiliations

  • I. S. A. Isaksen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of GeophysicsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7811-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2913-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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