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Special Issue "The Michigan-Ontario Ozone Source Experiment (MOOSE)"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Quality".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 8595
Special Issue Editors
Interests: meteorology; atmospheric chemistry; air quality; modeling; measurements
Interests: ambient air monitoring; traffic-related air pollution; trend analysis; emerging monitoring techniques
Special Issue Information
Air quality in the border region between the state of Michigan and the province of Ontario is of great concern to both the United States and Canada. Southeast Michigan is currently designated as in nonattainment of the U.S. federal ozone standard, while many locations in southern Ontario frequently exceed the Canadian ozone standard. To ensure a viable ozone attainment strategy, both in the short and long term, regulatory and scientific agencies, including the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks (MECP), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), and other partners, have decided to conduct a field study known as the Michigan-Ontario Ozone Source Experiment (MOOSE) in 2021 and 2022. This Special Issue is dedicated to scientific findings from the first year of MOOSE.
MOOSE has three components. The first component, the Great Lakes Meteorology and Ozone Recirculation (GLAMOR) sub-experiment, deals with the physics and chemistry of land–lake atmospheric circulations and their influence on regional oxidative capacity, including the role of reactive nitrogen reservoirs such as HONO. The second, called the Chemical Source Signatures (CHESS) sub-experiment, characterizes emissions of ozone precursors and air toxins (e.g., formaldehyde) from industrial point sources and their ambient concentration impacts on fine to regional scales. The third component, Methane Releases from Landfills and Gas Lines (MERLIN), examines the role of large methane leaks in enhancing the amount of ozone formed from surrounding emissions of more reactive Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).
The papers in this Special Issue are devoted to the experimental methods and data interpretation methods, including real-time measurements and advanced modeling approaches, used during MOOSE, and the latest scientific conclusions drawn from these that may enhance ozone attainment strategies in the border region.
Dr. Eduardo (Jay) Olaguer
Dr. Yushan Su
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- air quality
- remote sensing
- real-time measurements
- land–lake breezes