Sources, sinks, and trends of ozone precursors and their impact on ozone in northern Colorado
Ozone is a structurally simple molecule that plays immensely important roles in Earth's atmosphere. In the troposphere, ozone is vital in maintaining the oxidative capacity of the lower atmosphere. However, unlike the chemical structure, the formation and lifecycle of ozone in the troposphere is anything but simple. The role of ozone in severe air pollution episodes, and the negative human and ecosystem health impacts of ozone were first established in the United States during the "smog" pollution episodes of the early 1950s in the Los Angeles basin. Since then, understanding the formation and ...
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