A New View of Wintertime Air Pollution

Posted by Peter Bransfield on May 31, 2019 1:35:00 PM

The processes that create ozone pollution in the summer can also trigger the formation of wintertime air pollution, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA, in partnership with the University of Utah. The team's unexpected finding suggests that in the U.S. West and elsewhere, certain efforts to reduce harmful wintertime air pollution could backfire.


"This insight arose from some of the most extensive measurements of the chemistry behind our wintertime pollution problem," said the University of Utah's John Lin, a professor of atmospheric sciences and co-author of the study.

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