06 Mar '12, 7pm

Green Blog: A New East Asian Import: Ozone Pollution

Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A smoggy but icy Sunday in Jilin Province in northeastern China. Ozone produced in East Asia can travel all the way to the western United States, where it directly contributes to ground-level concentrations of the pollutant, according to a new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Blown by strong springtime winds across the Pacific Ocean, this pollution can contribute as much as 20 percent of the ozone measured in California and throughout the region, said Meiyun Lin , the study’s lead author and an atmospheric chemist at Princeton. These emissions contribute an additional 8 to 15 parts per billion of ozone in the springtime, often nudging concentrations of the pollutant above the federally accepted maximum of 75 parts per billion measured as an average concentration over eight hours, Dr. Lin said in a telephone interview. About ...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/a-new-east-asia...

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A New East Asian Import: Ozone Pollution

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Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A smoggy but icy Sunday in Jilin Province in northeastern China. Ozone produced in Eas...

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