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Surface ozone measurements at tropical rural coastal station Tranquebar, India

Debaje, SB and Jeyakumar, SJ and Ganesan, K and Jadhav, DB and Seetaramayya, P (2003) Surface ozone measurements at tropical rural coastal station Tranquebar, India. Atmospheric Environment, 37 (35). pp. 4911-4916.

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Abstract

Surface ozone (O3) has been measured at Tranquebar (11°N, 79.9°E), a tropical rural coastal site on the east coast (the Bay of Bengal) of southeast India, during the period from May 1997 to October 2000. The measurements have shown that there exists a significant diurnal cycle/oscillation of average O3 with a maximum concentrations (33±4 ppbv) in the afternoon and average minimum O3 concentrations (11±2 ppbv) at sunrise with 1σ standard deviation. Further, O3 measurements have also shown that average higher concentrations (23±9 ppbv) in May and lower concentrations (17±7 ppbv) in October at this site. The reason for this high O3 in May (low O3 in October) is mainly due to active (inactive) photochemical production mechanism along with favourable (unfavourable) meteorological conditions and the related increasing (decreasing) precursors concentration. The increase in O3 is attributed to the increase in NOx and other O3 precursor emissions by different sources in the proximity of this site. The daytime and nighttime average O3 concentration are 30±3 and 13±2 ppbv with 1σ standard deviation

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Coastal zones; Meteorology; Particulate emissions; Photochemical reactions, Diurnal cycles, Ozone, ozone, article; circadian rhythm; meteorology; oscillation; ozone layer; photochemistry; priority journal; seashore
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 11:48
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2015 11:48
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1483

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