Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Davis research models agricultural aspects of ozone pollution

Mon, 03/16/2020

AirUCI faculty Steve Davis has published a paper in the journal Nature Food which is generating quite a lot of interest.  He and his team have modeled the value of reductions in ozone pollution on Californian agriculture, both historically and projected into the future.  Ground ozone levels have a negative effect on yields, but past ozone reductions have improved yields of certain crops by as much as 20% although estimates of current damages are still $1 billion per year.  Using the results of this study, it is now possible to estimate potential region- and crop-specific agricultural benefits of various energy-emissions scenarios,
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