An Examination of the Transport of Ozone and its Precursors in Rural Areas of the Eastern United States

  • Ralph Morris
  • Douglas Stewart
  • Don Henderson
Part of the NATO · Challenges of Modern Society book series (NATS, volume 10)


During the past decade there has been a marked shift in emphasis on air pollution problems. Instead of focusing on short or episodic problems of a local nature, significant interest has recently been directed toward the degradation of regional air quality and related problems caused by the transport of atmospheric pollutants from upwind emission sources over long distances. Even the phenomenon of photochemical smog, in the past considered an urban problem, has taken on a regional character. High ozone concentrations exceeding air quality standards have been observed over widespread rural areas located downwind of major metropolitan centers in the eastern United States, according to several reports (e.g., Wolff et al., 1977). Such occurrences have been observed in other areas of the United States and in western Europe (e.g., Fehsenfeld et al., 1983; Hov, Isaksen, and Hesstvedt, 1978).


Mixed Layer Ozone Concentration Surface Ozone Subgrid Scale Surface Ozone Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph Morris
    • 1
  • Douglas Stewart
    • 1
  • Don Henderson
    • 2
  1. 1.Systems Applications, Inc.San RafaelUSA
  2. 2.National Park ServiceDenverUSA

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