||Climate Change Impact on Air Quality in California. Report to the California Air Resources Board.
M. J. Kleeman;
R. A. Harley
||California Univ., Davis. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.; California Univ., Davis. Dept. of Land, Air and Water Resources.; California Univ., Berkeley. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.; California State Air Resources Board, Sacramento.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
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||This report explores how climate change will influence air quality in California through changes to meteorology and emissions. The report addresses the challenging nature of the high spatial resolution needed to represent Californias air basins and the long analysis periods needed to capture El-Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) meteorological cycles. Previous studies have not adequately addressed these issues for California. Three study methods were employed: (1) model perturbations (O3 and PM), (2) statistical downscaling (O3), and (3) dynamic downscaling (PM). Model perturbation studies for historical ozone episodes suggest that concentrations increase when maximum daytime temperatures increase, and that the climate change penalty will offset much of the benefit from future emissions control programs.
||Prepared in cooperation with California Univ., Davis. Dept. of Land, Air and Water Resources. and California Univ., Berkeley. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Sponsored by California State Air Resources Board, Sacramento. and Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
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