Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5467–5494, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5467-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5467–5494, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5467-2019

Research article 25 Apr 2019

Research article | 25 Apr 2019

Ozone source apportionment during peak summer events over southwestern Europe

María Teresa Pay et al.

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The poor diagnostic of the O3 issue over southwestern Europe prevents authorities from implementing effective mitigation plans. This work is a pioneer in identifying that imported O3 is the largest input to the ground-level O3 concentration in the Iberian Peninsula, which is largely explained by vertical mixing. This study also proves that anthropogenic emissions control the severe O3 peaks during stagnant conditions. Ad hoc local actions should complement national/European strategies.
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