Water, Air, and Soil Pollution

, Volume 91, Issue 3–4, pp 219–232 | Cite as

Ozone concentrations at a rural mountain site of Northwestern Turkey

  • Semra G. Tuncel
  • Abdülhadi Baykal
  • Ulviye Özer


Average ozone concentrations at a remote site in the Uludag Mountain of Northwestern Turkey was 29 ppb for a 12 month period. Only 11% of the time 1-h average values exceed 50 ppb. The US Air Quality Standard of 0.12 ppm was not exceeded. The diurnal variations of O3 and NO2 were 27 and 2.3 ppb respectively, during summer 1993, indicating the impact of urban and industrial sources. Highest O3 concentrations were observed under southerly and northerly winds, suggestive of the transport of photochemically produced oxidants from Bursa city and industries and a power plant located downwind of the sampling site.

Key words

photooxidants rural ozone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Semra G. Tuncel
    • 1
  • Abdülhadi Baykal
    • 1
  • Ulviye Özer
    • 2
  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Chemistry DepartmentUludag UniversityBursaTurkey

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