Faculty member Yuhang Wang published in PNAS
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Professor Yuhang Wang was published August 22 in the Early Edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper is titled: Climate-driven ground-level ozone extreme in the fall over the Southeast United States
Here is an excerpt from the Georgia Tech College of Sciences:
“This study shows that our air quality, particularly ozone in the fall, is becoming more sensitive to the effects of climate change,” said Yuhang Wang, a professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. “The direction of climate change is such that we are likely going to see hotter and drier fall seasons, which may create larger ozone extremes in the Southeast. We are likely to have record ozone days in the fall, and we need to prepare for that.”
The research, which was sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Program, was reported August 22 in Early Edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper is believed to be the first to connect variations in ground-level ozone concentrations to the drought stress on trees.