First Steps Towards Monitoring Surface Ozone Dynamics at Ukrainian Stations
The atmospheric composition changes have a great influence on the global environment. To obtain a wide picture of the present-day state of the atmosphere, it is necessary to provide adequate monitoring of its gaseous and other components. The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine continues to exert its efforts to develop an air monitoring network in the southeastern part of Europe – a hitherto poorly observed region. Since 2006, there have been three sampling points in Ukraine and a high-mountain station located at Terskol Peak in the Northern Caucasus. Currently, the continuous surface ozone measurements are continuing at this site. In this report, the description of monitoring sites and some results of observations are presented.
KeywordsOzone Air monitoring Monitoring stations
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