Articles | Volume 15, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 8889–8973, 2015

Special issue: Atmospheric composition change: science for policy

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 8889–8973, 2015

Review article 13 Aug 2015

Review article | 13 Aug 2015

Tropospheric ozone and its precursors from the urban to the global scale from air quality to short-lived climate forcer

P. S. Monks et al.


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ED: Publish as is (22 Jun 2015) by Guy Brasseur
Short summary
Ozone holds a certain fascination in atmospheric science. It is ubiquitous in the atmosphere, central to tropospheric oxidation chemistry, and yet harmful to human and ecosystem health as well as being an important greenhouse gas. It is not emitted into the atmosphere but is a byproduct of the very oxidation chemistry it largely initiates. This review examines current understanding of the processes regulating tropospheric ozone at global to local scales from both measurements and models.
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