Articles | Volume 18, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12123–12140, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-12123-2018

Special issue: Global and regional assessment of intercontinental transport...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12123–12140, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-12123-2018

Research article 22 Aug 2018

Research article | 22 Aug 2018

Average versus high surface ozone levels over the continental USA: model bias, background influences, and interannual variability

Jean J. Guo et al.

Related authors

Impact of northern hemisphere mid-latitude anthropogenic sulfur dioxide emissions on local and remote tropospheric oxidants
Daniel M. Westervelt, Arlene M. Fiore, Colleen B. Baublitz, and Gustavo Correa
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2020-1255,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2020-1255, 2021
Preprint under review for ACP
Short summary
Grid-Stretching Capability for the GEOS-Chem 13.0.0 Atmospheric Chemistry Model
Liam Bindle, Randall V. Martin, Matthew J. Cooper, Elizabeth W. Lundgren, Sebastian D. Eastham, Benjamin M. Auer, Thomas L. Clune, Hongjian Weng, Jintai Lin, Lee T. Murray, Jun Meng, Christoph A. Keller, Steven Pawson, and Daniel J. Jacob
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2020-398,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2020-398, 2020
Preprint under review for GMD
Short summary
Trends in global tropospheric hydroxyl radical and methane lifetime since 1850 from AerChemMIP
David S. Stevenson, Alcide Zhao, Vaishali Naik, Fiona M. O'Connor, Simone Tilmes, Guang Zeng, Lee T. Murray, William J. Collins, Paul T. Griffiths, Sungbo Shim, Larry W. Horowitz, Lori T. Sentman, and Louisa Emmons
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 12905–12920, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12905-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12905-2020, 2020
Short summary
An improved method for atmospheric 14CO measurements
Vasilii V. Petrenko, Andrew M. Smith, Edward M. Crosier, Roxana Kazemi, Philip Place, Aidan Colton, Bin Yang, Quan Hua, and Lee T. Murray
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2020-328,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2020-328, 2020
Revised manuscript accepted for AMT
Short summary
Local and remote mean and extreme temperature response to regional aerosol emissions reductions
Daniel M. Westervelt, Nora R. Mascioli, Arlene M. Fiore, Andrew J. Conley, Jean-François Lamarque, Drew T. Shindell, Greg Faluvegi, Michael Previdi, Gustavo Correa, and Larry W. Horowitz
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3009–3027, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3009-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3009-2020, 2020
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Gases | Research Activity: Atmospheric Modelling | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Chemistry (chemical composition and reactions)
Influence of aromatics on tropospheric gas-phase composition
Domenico Taraborrelli, David Cabrera-Perez, Sara Bacer, Sergey Gromov, Jos Lelieveld, Rolf Sander, and Andrea Pozzer
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 2615–2636, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-2615-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-2615-2021, 2021
Short summary
Emission inventory of air pollutants and chemical speciation for specific anthropogenic sources based on local measurements in the Yangtze River Delta region, China
Jingyu An, Yiwei Huang, Cheng Huang, Xin Wang, Rusha Yan, Qian Wang, Hongli Wang, Sheng'ao Jing, Yan Zhang, Yiming Liu, Yuan Chen, Chang Xu, Liping Qiao, Min Zhou, Shuhui Zhu, Qingyao Hu, Jun Lu, and Changhong Chen
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 2003–2025, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-2003-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-2003-2021, 2021
Short summary
Photochemical environment over Southeast Asia primed for hazardous ozone levels with influx of nitrogen oxides from seasonal biomass burning
Margaret R. Marvin, Paul I. Palmer, Barry G. Latter, Richard Siddans, Brian J. Kerridge, Mohd Talib Latif, and Md Firoz Khan
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1917–1935, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1917-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1917-2021, 2021
Short summary
Atmospheric-methane source and sink sensitivity analysis using Gaussian process emulation
Angharad C. Stell, Luke M. Western, Tomás Sherwen, and Matthew Rigby
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1717–1736, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1717-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1717-2021, 2021
Short summary
Carbon and air pollutant emissions from China's cement industry 1990–2015: trends, evolution of technologies, and drivers
Jun Liu, Dan Tong, Yixuan Zheng, Jing Cheng, Xinying Qin, Qinren Shi, Liu Yan, Yu Lei, and Qiang Zhang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1627–1647, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1627-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1627-2021, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Abatzoglou, J. T. and Williams, A. P.: Impact of anthropogenic climate change on wildfire across western US forests, P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 113, 11770–11775, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1607171113, 2016. 
Abel, D., Holloway, T., Kladar, R. M., Meier, P., Ahl, D., Harkey, M., and Patz, J.: Response of Power Plant Emissions to Ambient Temperature in the Eastern United States, Environ. Sci. Technol., 51, 5838–5846, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b06201, 2017. 
Auvray, M. and Bey, I.: Long-range transport to Europe: Seasonal variations and implications for the European ozone budget, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D11303, https://doi.org/10.1029/2004JD005503, 2005. 
Barkley, M. P., Palmer, P. I., Ganzeveld, L., Arneth, A., Hagberg, D., Karl, T., Guenther, A., Paulot, F., Wennberg, P. O., Mao, J., Kurosu, T. P., Chance, K., Müller, J. F., De Smedt, I., Van Roozendael, M., Chen, D., Wang, Y., and Yantosca, R. M.: Can a “state of the art” chemistry transport model simulate Amazonian tropospheric chemistry?, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D16302, https://doi.org/10.1029/2011JD015893, 2011. 
Bash, J. O., Baker, K. R., and Beaver, M. R.: Evaluation of improved land use and canopy representation in BEIS v3.61 with biogenic VOC measurements in California, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 2191–2207, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-2191-2016, 2016. 
Download
Short summary
We use the GEOS-Chem model to estimate the influence from anthropogenic and background sources to ozone over the USA. Novel findings include the point that year-to-year background variability on the 10 highest observed ozone days is driven mainly by natural sources and not international or intercontinental pollution transport. High positive model biases during summer are associated with regional ozone production. The EPA 3-year average metric falls short of its aim to remove natural variability.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint