Ozone – the persistent menace: interactions with the N cycle and climate change

Simpson, David; Arneth, Almut; Mills, Gina; Solberg, Sverre; Uddling, Johan. 2014 Ozone – the persistent menace: interactions with the N cycle and climate change. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 9-10. 9-19.

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Tropospheric ozone is involved in a complex web of interactions with other atmospheric gases and particles, and through ecosystem interactions with the N-cycle and climate change. Ozone itself is a greenhouse gas, causing warming, and reductions in biomass and carbon sequestration caused by ozone provide a further indirect warming effect. Ozone also has cooling effects, however, for example, through impacts on aerosols and diffuse radiation. Ecosystems are both a source of ozone precursors (especially of hydrocarbons, but also nitrogen oxides), and a sink through deposition processes. The interactions with vegetation, atmospheric chemistry and aerosols are complex, and only partially understood. Levels and patterns of global exposure to ozone may change dramatically over the next 50 years, impacting global warming, air quality, global food production and ecosystem function.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Emmett
ISSN: 1877-3435
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Open Access paper - Official URL link provides full text
Additional Keywords: carbon sequestration, primary productivity, forests
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 26 Nov 2014 12:00 +0 (UTC)

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