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Title: Measurements made aloft by a twin-engine aircraft to support the SCOS97-NARSTO study. Final report

Abstract

During the summer of 1997, the Southern California Ozone Study (SCOS97) was conducted to update aerometric and emissions databases and model applications for ozone episodes in southern California and to quantify the contributions of interbasin transport to exceedances of the ozone standards in neighboring air basins. One of six SCOS97 sampling aircraft was a Piper Aztec. The Aztec performed northern-boundary measurements of aloft air quality and meteorology in the southern Mojave Desert and northern Los Angeles basin. The aircraft also served as a backup for another SCOS97 aircraft that performed flights in the western part of the study domain. The Aztec data were reviewed to identify the occurrence and types of ozone layers aloft and to estimate the initial and boundary conditions in the Desert on the first day of Intensive Operational Periods (IOPs). Ozone carryover aloft was seen on all mornings in vertical spiral measurements in the Basin. Detached layers above the boundary layer were seen on about 20% of Basin morning and afternoon spirals. Offshore elevated ozone layers of up to 184 ppb were seen below 500 m. The morning ozone concentrations in the Desert ranged from 40 to 70 ppb and the Noy concentrations ranged from 2more » to 4 ppb, indicating relatively clean, but not pristine boundary conditions.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sonoma Technology, Inc., Petaluma, CA (United States); California State Air Resources Board, Research Div., Sacramento, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
California State Air Resources Board, Sacramento, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
698012
Report Number(s):
PB-99-175663/XAB; STI-997190-1872-FR
CNN: Contract ARB-96-309; TRN: 92981168
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: See also PB90-104027.; PBD: May 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; NITROGEN OXIDES; AIR QUALITY; ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

Anderson, J A, and Blumenthal, D L. Measurements made aloft by a twin-engine aircraft to support the SCOS97-NARSTO study. Final report. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Anderson, J A, & Blumenthal, D L. Measurements made aloft by a twin-engine aircraft to support the SCOS97-NARSTO study. Final report. United States.
Anderson, J A, and Blumenthal, D L. Sat . "Measurements made aloft by a twin-engine aircraft to support the SCOS97-NARSTO study. Final report". United States.
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title = {Measurements made aloft by a twin-engine aircraft to support the SCOS97-NARSTO study. Final report},
author = {Anderson, J A and Blumenthal, D L},
abstractNote = {During the summer of 1997, the Southern California Ozone Study (SCOS97) was conducted to update aerometric and emissions databases and model applications for ozone episodes in southern California and to quantify the contributions of interbasin transport to exceedances of the ozone standards in neighboring air basins. One of six SCOS97 sampling aircraft was a Piper Aztec. The Aztec performed northern-boundary measurements of aloft air quality and meteorology in the southern Mojave Desert and northern Los Angeles basin. The aircraft also served as a backup for another SCOS97 aircraft that performed flights in the western part of the study domain. The Aztec data were reviewed to identify the occurrence and types of ozone layers aloft and to estimate the initial and boundary conditions in the Desert on the first day of Intensive Operational Periods (IOPs). Ozone carryover aloft was seen on all mornings in vertical spiral measurements in the Basin. Detached layers above the boundary layer were seen on about 20% of Basin morning and afternoon spirals. Offshore elevated ozone layers of up to 184 ppb were seen below 500 m. The morning ozone concentrations in the Desert ranged from 40 to 70 ppb and the Noy concentrations ranged from 2 to 4 ppb, indicating relatively clean, but not pristine boundary conditions.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {5}
}

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