Tropospheric ozone trends at Mauna Loa Observatory tied to decadal climate variability

  title={Tropospheric ozone trends at Mauna Loa Observatory tied to decadal climate variability},
  author={Meiyun Lin and Larry W Horowitz and Samuel J. Oltmans and Arlene M. Fiore and Songmiao Fan},
A potent greenhouse gas and biological irritant, tropospheric ozone is also the primary source of atmospheric hydroxyl radicals, which remove numerous hazardous trace gases from the atmosphere. Tropospheric ozone levels have increased in spring at remote sites in the mid-latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere over the past few decades; this increase has been attributed to a growth in Asian precursor emissions. In contrast, 40 years of continuous measurements at Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii… CONTINUE READING
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