Articles | Volume 18, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15471–15489, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15471-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15471–15489, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15471-2018

Research article 29 Oct 2018

Research article | 29 Oct 2018

The potential effects of climate change on air quality across the conterminous US at 2030 under three Representative Concentration Pathways

Christopher G. Nolte et al.

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Changes in air pollution in the United States are simulated under three near-future climate scenarios. Widespread increases in average ozone levels are projected, with the largest increases during summer under the highest warming scenario. Increases are driven by higher temperatures and emissions from vegetation and are magnified at the upper end of the ozone distribution. The increases in ozone have potentially important implications for efforts to protect human health.
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