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Photochemical oxidant transport - Mesoscale lake breeze and synoptic-scale aspectsData from routine ozone monitoring in southeastern Wisconsin and limited monitoring of the Milwaukee area by the Environmental Protection Agency are examined. Hourly averages as high as 30 pphm have been recorded in southeastern Wisconsin, and high readings have been reported in rural regions throughout the state. The observations indicate that photochemical oxidants and their nitrogen oxide and reactive hydrocarbon precursers advect from Chicago and northern Indiana into southeastern Wisconsin. There is evidence that synoptic-scale transport of photochemical oxidants occurs, allowing the pollution of entire anticyclones. These results cast doubt on the validity of the Air Quality Control Regions established by amendment to the Clean Air Act of 1970.
Document ID
19760087402
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Lyons, W. A. (Compumet Minneapolis, Minn., United States)
Cole, H. S. (Wisconsin, University Kenosha, Wis., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1976
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Applied Meteorology
Volume: 15
Subject Category
Environment Pollution
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-21736
CONTRACT_GRANT: EPA-R-800873
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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