Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3905–3928, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3905-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3905–3928, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3905-2017

Research article 22 Mar 2017

Research article | 22 Mar 2017

An investigation on the origin of regional springtime ozone episodes in the western Mediterranean

Pavlos Kalabokas et al.

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AR by Pavlos Kalabokas on behalf of the Authors (02 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Dec 2016) by Timothy Bertram
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Dec 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (02 Jan 2017) by Timothy Bertram
AR by Pavlos Kalabokas on behalf of the Authors (31 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Feb 2017) by Timothy Bertram
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The main atmospheric mechanisms linked with spring surface ozone episodes over the western Mediterranean are examined. It comes out that high surface midday ozone values are usually linked with regional ozone episodes, which are strongly influenced by some specific meteorological conditions. The better understanding of the ozone variability in the lower troposphere and the boundary layer over the examined regions will help in the formulation of more effective policies in environment and climate.
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