Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 2943–2970, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-2943-2017

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 2943–2970, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-2943-2017

Research article 01 Mar 2017

Research article | 01 Mar 2017

US surface ozone trends and extremes from 1980 to 2014: quantifying the roles of rising Asian emissions, domestic controls, wildfires, and climate

Meiyun Lin et al.

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US ozone pollution responds to varying global-to-regional precursor emissions and climate, with implications for designing effective air quality control policies. Asian anthropogenic emissions of ozone precursors tripled since 1990, contributing 65 % to western US ozone increases in spring, outpacing ozone decreases attained via 50 % US emission controls. In the eastern US, if emissions had not declined, more frequent hot extremes since 1990 would have worsened the highest ozone events in summer.
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