Ozone Air Pollution in Extreme Weather Situation – Environmental Risk in Mountain Ecosystems


Extreme weather events including heat waves have assumed significant changes in intensity and frequency in the context of global warming. Unpreceeded 15-day long heat wave with record temperatures and unusually persistent high-ozone concentrations was observed in Europe during August 2003 (Vautard et al. 2005). Special meteorological situation favored the progressive accumulation of ozone.


Ground-level ozone Episode Temporal and spatial variation Complex topography Emissions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geophysical Institute Slovak Academy of Sciences, Meteorological Observatory Stará LesnáLomnicaSlovakia
  2. 2.Research Station of the Tatra National Park, State Forest of TANAPLomnicaSlovakia

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