Articles | Volume 20, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1861–1885, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1861-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1861–1885, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1861-2020
Research article
18 Feb 2020
Research article | 18 Feb 2020

A study of the influence of tropospheric subsidence on spring and summer surface ozone concentrations at the JRC Ispra station in northern Italy

Pavlos Kalabokas et al.

Related authors

An investigation on the origin of regional springtime ozone episodes in the western Mediterranean
Pavlos Kalabokas, Jens Hjorth, Gilles Foret, Gaëlle Dufour, Maxim Eremenko, Guillaume Siour, Juan Cuesta, and Matthias Beekmann
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3905–3928, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3905-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3905-2017, 2017
Short summary
Summertime tropospheric-ozone variability over the Mediterranean basin observed with IASI
C. Doche, G. Dufour, G. Foret, M. Eremenko, J. Cuesta, M. Beekmann, and P. Kalabokas
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 10589–10600, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-10589-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-10589-2014, 2014
Examination of the atmospheric conditions associated with high and low summer ozone levels in the lower troposphere over the eastern Mediterranean
P. D. Kalabokas, J.-P. Cammas, V. Thouret, A. Volz-Thomas, D. Boulanger, and C. C. Repapis
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 10339–10352, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-10339-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-10339-2013, 2013

Related subject area

Subject: Gases | Research Activity: Field Measurements | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Physics (physical properties and processes)
Measurement report: Atmospheric mercury in a coastal city of Southeast China – inter-annual variations and influencing factors
Jiayan Shi, Yuping Chen, Lingling Xu, Youwei Hong, Mengren Li, Xiaolong Fan, Liqian Yin, Yanting Chen, Chen Yang, Gaojie Chen, Taotao Liu, Xiaoting Ji, and Jinsheng Chen
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 11187–11202, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11187-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11187-2022, 2022
Short summary
Tropospheric and stratospheric ozone profiles during the 2019 TROpomi vaLIdation eXperiment (TROLIX-19)
John T. Sullivan, Arnoud Apituley, Nora Mettig, Karin Kreher, K. Emma Knowland, Marc Allaart, Ankie Piters, Michel Van Roozendael, Pepijn Veefkind, Jerry R. Ziemke, Natalya Kramarova, Mark Weber, Alexei Rozanov, Laurence Twigg, Grant Sumnicht, and Thomas J. McGee
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 11137–11153, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11137-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11137-2022, 2022
Short summary
Evaluation of correlated Pandora column NO2 and in situ surface NO2 measurements during GMAP campaign
Lim-Seok Chang, Donghee Kim, Hyunkee Hong, Deok-Rae Kim, Jeong-Ah Yu, Kwangyul Lee, Hanlim Lee, Daewon Kim, Jinkyu Hong, Hyun-Young Jo, and Cheol-Hee Kim
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 10703–10720, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-10703-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-10703-2022, 2022
Short summary
Transport of substantial stratospheric ozone to the surface by a dying typhoon and shallow convection
Zhixiong Chen, Jane Liu, Xiushu Qie, Xugeng Cheng, Yukun Shen, Mengmiao Yang, Rubin Jiang, and Xiangke Liu
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 8221–8240, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-8221-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-8221-2022, 2022
Short summary
Observational constraints on methane emissions from Polish coal mines using a ground-based remote sensing network
Andreas Luther, Julian Kostinek, Ralph Kleinschek, Sara Defratyka, Mila Stanisavljević, Andreas Forstmaier, Alexandru Dandocsi, Leon Scheidweiler, Darko Dubravica, Norman Wildmann, Frank Hase, Matthias M. Frey, Jia Chen, Florian Dietrich, Jarosław Nȩcki, Justyna Swolkień, Christoph Knote, Sanam N. Vardag, Anke Roiger, and André Butz
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 5859–5876, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-5859-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-5859-2022, 2022
Short summary

Cited articles

Akritidis, D., Zanis, P., Pytharoulis, I., Mavrakis, A., and Karacostas, T.: A deep stratospheric intrusion event down to the earth's surface of the megacity of Athens, Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., 109, 9–18, 2012. 
Akritidis, D., Pozzer, A., Zanis, P., Tyrlis, E., Škerlak, B., Sprenger, M., and Lelieveld, J.: On the role of tropopause folds in summertime tropospheric ozone over the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 14025–14039, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-14025-2016, 2016. 
Arimoto, R., Snow, J. A., Graustein, W. C., Moody, J. L., Ray, B. J., Duce, R. A., Turekian, K. K., and Maring, H. B.: Influences of atmospheric transport pathways on radionuclide activities in aerosol particles from over the North Atlantic, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 301–321, 1999. 
Balkanski, Y., Jacob, D. J., Gardner, G. M., Graustein, W., and Turekian, K. K.: Transport and residence times of tropospheric aerosols inferred from a global three-dimensional simulation of 210Pb, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 20573–20586, 1993. 
Baskaran, M.: Po-210 and Pb-210 as atmospheric tracers and global atmospheric Pb-210 fallout: a review, J. Environ. Radioact., 102, 500–513, 2011. 
Download
Short summary
The influence of tropospheric ozone on the surface measurements at a regional air pollution station in the pre-Alpine area of northern Italy is investigated. During such episodes the local air pollution parameters show generally very low values, while the ozone levels reach high values, occasionally exceeding the ozone air quality standards. Better understanding of ozone variability over the examined region will help in the formulation of more effective policies for the environment and climate.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint