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book reviews Rethinking the Ozone Problem in Urban and Re- concentrations, the meteorology of ozone formation, gional Pollution. 1991.489 pp. $47.95. paperbound. atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric observations of ozone and its precursors, emissions inventories, mod- National Academy Press. ISBN 0-309-04631-9. els, and the relative importance of the control of nitric oxides and volatile organics. A chapter is also devoted This book discusses one of the most intractable to discussing the regulatory process, including the problems faced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): the effort to attain the air quality stan- Clean Air Act and state implementation plans. Chap- dard for ozone. Much of the difficulty experienced by ters are also devoted to what are likely to be two very the government agencies in designing solutions to this important aspects of the ozone problem in the near problem over the past 20 years is due to improper future: alternative fuels and the effect of tropospheric application of the scientific method. Too much empha- ozone on climate. sis has been placed on air quality modeling without the The committee makes several points about the testing of the theory behind the models with objective importance of this topic in their overview, titled "What's field measurement http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-73.10.1633
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Rethinking the Ozone Problem in Urban and Re- concentrations, the meteorology of ozone formation, gional Pollution. 1991.489 pp. $47.95. paperbound. atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric observations of ozone and its precursors, emissions inventories, mod- National Academy Press. ISBN 0-309-04631-9. els, and the relative importance of the control of nitric oxides and volatile organics. A chapter is also devoted This book discusses one of the most intractable to discussing the regulatory process, including the problems faced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): the effort to attain the air quality stan- Clean Air Act and state implementation plans. Chap- dard for ozone. Much of the difficulty experienced by ters are also devoted to what are likely to be two very the government agencies in designing solutions to this important aspects of the ozone problem in the near problem over the past 20 years is due to improper future: alternative fuels and the effect of tropospheric application of the scientific method. Too much empha- ozone on climate. sis has been placed on air quality modeling without the The committee makes several points about the testing of the theory behind the models with objective importance of this topic in their overview, titled "What's field measurement

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Oct 1, 1992

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