Articles | Volume 17, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8231–8246, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-8231-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8231–8246, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-8231-2017

Research article 07 Jul 2017

Research article | 07 Jul 2017

Long-term change in the source contribution to surface ozone over Japan

Tatsuya Nagashima et al.

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We showed the large contribution of different source regions in Asia to the recent increasing trend in surface ozone over Japan by using a global chemical transport model. China accounted for the largest part of the increasing trend, not only through the domestic ozone production (36 %) but also the ozone production in the adjacent countries due to the ozone precursors emitted in China (10 %). Other factors such as temporal change in climate and methane concentration were also investigated.
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