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Project Status: complete

Report Published August 1975:

Title: Los Angeles to Ventura over water ozone transport study

Principal Investigator / Author(s): Kauper, Erwin K.

Contractor: Metro Monitoring Services

Contract Number: 4-1126

Research Program Area: Atmospheric Processes

Topic Areas: Transport


Distributions of temperature and ozone aloft were determined during a ten-day observational program involving an instrumented light aircraft flying between Los Angeles and Ventura county.

Ozone layers were commonly detected above the base of the subtropical subsidence inversion. Concurrent winds aloft measurements made at intervals throughout the day and night provided data from which streamline air flow maps were prepared for heights associated with the high ozone values. From these maps trajectories were constructed which indicated that the measured ozone aloft over coastal Ventura county came from the Los Angeles Basin.

This report was submitted in fulfillment of Contract No. ARB-4-1126, by Metro Monitoring Services under the sponsorship of the California Air Resources Board. Work was completed as of August 25, 1975.


For questions regarding this research project, including available data and progress status, contact: Heather Choi at (916) 322-3893

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