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“Killer” Trees? Not Exactly

While some forests emit volatile organic compounds that are involved in ozone pollution, history shows attempts to control smog have a better chance of succeeding by focusing on vehicle emissions.


NASA map by Robert Simmon, using data from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on Aura. Caption by Adam Voiland, with information from Bryan Duncan (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center).

Published July 16, 2014
Data acquired September 1 - 30, 2013

Source:
Aura > OMI
Topic:
Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry > Volatile Organic Compounds