Articles | Volume 22, issue 20
Research article
26 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 26 Oct 2022

Sources of surface O3 in the UK: tagging O3 within WRF-Chem

Johana Romero-Alvarez, Aurelia Lupaşcu, Douglas Lowe, Alba Badia, Scott Archer-Nicholls, Steve Dorling, Claire E. Reeves, and Tim Butler

Data sets

WRF-Chem ozone tagging output Johana Romero-Alvarez

Model code and software

WRF-Chem ozone tagging output Johana Romero-Alvarez

WRF-Chem model NCAR

Short summary
As ozone can be transported across countries, efficient air quality management and regulatory policies rely on the assessment of local ozone production vs. transport. In our study, we investigate the origin of surface ozone in the UK and the contribution of the different source regions to regulatory ozone metrics. It is shown that emission controls would be necessary over western Europe to improve health-related metrics and over larger areas to reduce impacts on ecosystems.
Final-revised paper