Jake Slobe | October 17, 2016
This week’s On The Radio segment discusses the Lake Michigan Ozone Study.
Transcript: Researchers at the University of Iowa are taking part in a collaborative field campaign to better understand the sources and transport of ozone near Lake Michigan.
This is the Environmental Focus.
The Lake Michigan Ozone Study is a joint effort of scientists at the University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and other research institutions to gain useful information about the concentration of ozone along all sides of the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Commissioned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium, the study’s objectives include an evaluation of current regional ozone models and the effect of Lake Michigan’s breeze circulation on ozone transport.
Communities with little industrial activity on all sides of Lake Michigan have consistently experienced ozone levels higher than the EPA’s limit of 70 parts per billion.
Project organizers are still seeking additional funding in order to install high tech, real-time monitors at various ground measurement sites in the region.
For more information about the Lake Michigan Ozone Study, visit iowaenvironmentalfocus.org
From the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, I’m Betsy Stone.