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Volume 16, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15265–15276, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15265-2016
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15265–15276, 2016
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Research article 09 Dec 2016

Research article | 09 Dec 2016

Influence of the Bermuda High on interannual variability of summertime ozone in the Houston–Galveston–Brazoria region

Yuxuan Wang et al.

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This paper provides empirical evidence that the year-to-year variability of summertime ozone over Houston is linked to the Bermuda High (BH) large-scale circulation patterns. It identifies two BH indices that can explain up to 70 % of the interannual variability of summertime ozone in Houston and illustrates the mechanism underlying the BH and ozone linkage. Such a mechanism is tested for applicability to other coastal urban regions along the US Gulf Coast.
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