Scientists pinpoint sources of Front Range ozone

A comprehensive new air quality report for the state of Colorado quantifies the sources of summertime ozone in Denver and the northern Front Range, revealing the extent to which motor vehicles and oil and gas operations are the two largest local contributors to the pollutant. The report was authored by ACOM scientists Gabriele Pfister, Frank Flocke, Rebecca Hornbrook, and and John Orlando. The Boulder Daily Camera also covered the FRAPPÉ and DISCOVER-AQ 2014 final report on October 30, 2017: Vehicles, oil and gas top sources of Front Range ozone, NCAR study shows.


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Surface ozone on the Front Range. Image by UCAR AtmosNews.