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|Title: ||Modeling study of three consecutive high ozone episodes over Taiwan in spring 2007|
|Authors: ||Fujung Tsai|
|Issue Date: ||2017-01-13T08:19:17Z
|Publisher: ||Atmospheric Environment|
|Abstract: ||Abstract: A three-dimensional photochemistry model is applied to analyze three unusual high O3 episodes that occurred continuously in Taiwan from May 1 to 11, 2007. During this period, the first high ozone episode was observed in northern and central western Taiwan on May 4. Following this episode, the second episode was observed throughout Taiwan on May 7, and continued for several days until May 10, when the third episode was observed in central western and southwestern Taiwan. This was the worst O3 period in Taiwan over the past two decades. During this period, 70% of the local air quality station reported an O3 concentration of over 120 ppb, and a maximum O3 concentration of 175 ppb was observed in background Taiwan.
Based on model analyses, the sources of the three high O3 episodes differ. The high O3 concentration observed during the first episode is mainly attributed to the northeastward transport of O3 precursors and concentrations from northern and central western Taiwan under southwesterlies prior to frontal passage, chemically producing O3 over 30 ppb h−1 in northern Taiwan. During the second episode, horizontal advection of Asian outflow during the passage of an anticyclone and front contributes a maximum of 25 ppb h−1 in both northern and southern tip of Taiwan, respectively, increasing to more than 75 ppb h−1 in southwestern Taiwan because of the combination with the local source. During the third episode when the prevailing easterlies associated with a departing anticyclone to the east of Taiwan is blocked by the high central mountain, local O3 chemical production and horizontal transport contribute a maximum of 25 ppb h−1 and 35 ppb h−1 in central and southwestern Taiwan, respectively, under a calm and high background O3 condition.
Source from Taiwan contributes more than half of the high O3 concentration over northwestern Taiwan prior to frontal passage during the first episode, but decreases to mostly below 40% over western Taiwan during the second episode when Asian outflow occurs, and increases to more than 60% over central and southwestern Taiwan due to pollution accumulation under an anticyclonic departure.
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