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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3111-3131, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3111-2017
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Research article
28 Feb 2017
Regional responses of surface ozone in Europe to the location of high-latitude blocks and subtropical ridges
Carlos Ordóñez et al.

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Blocks and ridges are synoptic patterns associated with an anticyclonic circulation. They also divert the atmospheric flow. This work proves that near-surface ozone in Europe is sensitive to these patterns. This quantitative assessment has been performed on a seasonal basis for a 15-year period. The results can be exploited in the future to evaluate modelled ozone responses to atmospheric circulation changes and to understand the contribution of dynamic effects to air quality projections.
Blocks and ridges are synoptic patterns associated with an anticyclonic circulation. They also...
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