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Show simple item record Zunckel, M en_US Venjonoka, K en_US Pienaar, JJ en_US Brunke, EG en_US Pretorius, O en_US Koosialee, A en_US Raghunandan, A en_US Van Tienhoven, AM en_US 2007-02-08T05:59:49Z en_US 2007-06-07T10:09:28Z 2007-02-08T05:59:49Z en_US 2007-06-07T10:09:28Z en_US 2004-11 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Zunckel, M, et al. 2004. Surface ozone over southern Africa; synthesis of monitoring results during the cross border air pollution impact assessment project. Atmospheric environment, vol 38(36), pp 6139-6147 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1352-2310 en_US
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dc.description.abstract Measurements of surface ozone in the southern African region are limited to a few active and passive monitoring sites. Over the region, the mean surface ozone concentrations exhibit strong seasonal and diurnal variations. The seasonal maximum generally occurs in the spring months from August to November and the minimum occurs in December and January. With the exception of Cape Point, a strong diurnal variation is observed at all sites. Ozone concentrations increase from a minimum near sunrise to a maximum in the afternoon, then decrease again to the early morning minimum. The highest ozone concentrations occur over Botswana and the Mpumalanga highveld. In both regions the springtime maximum is between 40 and 60 ppb, but reached more than 90 ppb as a mean in October 2000. In these two regions the monthly minimum is between 20 and 30 ppb. The mean daytime ozone concentrations in Botswana and on the highveld reach 40 ppb as early as 10:00 and remain above this level for up to 10 h. At the background stations at Cape Point, in Namibia and areas adjacent to the highveld the maximum concentrations are between 20 and 30 ppb with minimums between 10 and 20 ppb. In the Cross border Air Pollution Impact Assessment project, CAPIA, a threshold value of 40 ppb is used to assess the potential risk of damage to maize by ozone. Measured data show that this threshold is exceeded over Botswana and on the South African highveld. en_US
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dc.publisher Pergamon-Elsevier Science en_US
dc.rights Copyright: 2004 Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd en_US
dc.source en_US
dc.subject Ozone concentrations en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Namibia en_US
dc.title Surface ozone over southern Africa; synthesis of monitoring results during the cross border air pollution impact assessment project en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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