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Title: Ozone and related gaseous pollutants in the boundary layer of eastern China : overview of the recent measurements at a rural site
Authors: Wang, T 
Cheung, VTF
Anson, M 
Li, YS 
Keywords: Atmospheric composition and structure
Troposphere composition and chemistry
Troposphere constituent transport and chemistry
Issue Date: Jun-2001
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Source: Geophysical research letters, June 2001, v. 28, no. 12, p. 2373-2376 How to cite?
Journal: Geophysical research letters 
Abstract: We present a summary of the latest measurements of ozone (O₃) and primary air pollutants at a rural/agricultural site in the fast developing Yangtze Delta region of China. The results of this study show elevated levels of primary pollutants (CO, SO₂ and NO[sub x sup *]), which are about 1–5 times of those typically found in rural areas of North America and Europe. O₃ pollution events are frequently observed. CO and SO₂ levels are particularly high, resulting from the unique energy-use pattern in China. O₃ shows strong positive correlation with NO[sub x sup *] and CO during periods of high photochemical activity. The O₃-NO[sub x sup *] slope is comparable to the result from rural North America, but the O₃-CO slope is substantially smaller for the Chinese site. With the anticipation of rapid changes of atmospheric composition in China, long-term measurements of key air pollutants will be necessary for documenting their trends and for studying their environmental impacts. (See Article file for details of the abstract.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/6347
ISSN: 0094–8276 (print)
1944–8007 (online)
DOI: 10.1029/2000GL012378
Rights: Copyright 2001 by the American Geophysical Union.
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