Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 173–197, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-173-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 173–197, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-173-2015

Research article 09 Jan 2015

Research article | 09 Jan 2015

Air quality and atmospheric deposition in the eastern US: 20 years of change

J. E. Sickles II and D. S. Shadwick

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Subject: Gases | Research Activity: Field Measurements | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Chemistry (chemical composition and reactions)
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Data collected in the eastern US between 1990 and 2009 at 34 paired dry and wet monitoring sites are examined. A goal is to evaluate the air quality impacts occurring over four 5-year periods between 1990 and 2009 that are associated with concurrent legislatively mandated changes in emissions. Results suggest that legislatively mandated air pollution mitigation strategies have been successful in improving air quality and reducing atmospheric deposition in the eastern US.
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