Articles | Volume 19, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13367–13381, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13367–13381, 2019

Research article 30 Oct 2019

Research article | 30 Oct 2019

The mechanisms and meteorological drivers of the summertime ozone–temperature relationship

William C. Porter and Colette L. Heald


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (16 Jul 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Aug 2019) by Federico Fierli
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Aug 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Sep 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Sep 2019) by Federico Fierli
AR by William Porter on behalf of the Authors (25 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
In this paper we explore the connection between changes in surface temperature and changes in ozone pollution. While explanations for this connection have been proposed in the past, we attempt to better quantify them using models and statistics. We find that some of the most commonly cited mechanisms, including biogenic emissions and temperature-dependent chemical processes, can explain less than half of the O3T correlation. Meteorology is identified as the most likely driver for the remainder.
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