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Title: Meteorological and chemical characteristics of the photochemical ozone episodes observed at Cape D'Aguilar in Hong Kong
Authors: Wang, T 
Lam, KS 
Lee, ASY
Pang, SW
Tsui, WS
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: American Meteorological Society
Source: Journal of applied meteorology, 1998, v. 37, no. 10 PART I, p. 1167-1178 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of applied meteorology 
Abstract: As in many metropolitan areas around the world, air pollution in Hong Kong is an increasing concern. In this paper the authors present the observations of ozone (O3) pollution episodes made at a nonurban coastal location in Hong Kong. Four O3 episodes were observed in 1994, during which hourly averaged O3 concentrations exceeded 100 ppbv and in one case reached 162 ppbv. Recirculation of urban air caused by the reversal of surface winds was found to be an important mechanism for transporting the "aged" urban plumes to the monitoring site. Concurrent measurements of CO, SO2, NO, and O3 provided an insight to the chemical characteristics of the air masses, and the chemical data appeared to suggest that the high levels of O3 during the episodes were produced in the urban plumes that were mainly characteristic of vehicle emissions. The relationship between O3 and CO in two of the episodes may be represented by a linear approximation, and a nonlinear relationship between O3 and CO was found in another. Ozone levels observed at the nonurban site were higher than those at two urban locations.
ISSN: 0894-8763
EISSN: 1520-0450
DOI: 10.1175/1520-0450(1998)037<1167:MACCOT>2.0.CO;2
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