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Figure AirBase - Exchange of information
Observed air quality concentration maps for 2013 for components O3, PM10, NO2, PM2.5 and BaP.
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Figure Ozone 2010 - Target value for the protection of vegetation
In the air quality directive (2008/EC/50), the EU has set a target value and a long term objective value for ozone (O3) for the protection of vegetation. Target value: the AOT40 may not exceed 18000 (µg/m3) per hour in the period from 1 May to 31 July averaged over five years. Long term objective value: the AOT40 may not exceed 6000 (µg/m3) per hour in the period from 1 May to 31 July within a calendar year. AOT40 (expressed in (μg/m3) ∙ hours) means the sum of the difference between hourly concentrations greater than 80 μg/m3 (= 40 parts per billion) and 80 μg/m3 over a given period using only the one-hour values measured between 8.00 and 20.00 Central European Time (CET) each day. More information is provided in Annex VII of directive (2008/EC/50).
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Data Visualization Annual variation in the ozone AOT40 value for crops (May-July)
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Figure File backup file Number of days on which ozone concentrations exceeded the information threshold during the summer of 2014 (provisional data)
Located in Environmental topics Summer 2014 ozone assessment Number of days on which ozone concentrations exceeded the information threshold during the summer of 2014 (provisional data)
Figure Number of days on which ozone concentrations exceeded the long-term objective for the protection of human health during summer 2014 (provisional data)
The long-term objective (LTO, i.e. the maximum daily 8-hour mean concentration of ozone should not exceed 120 μg/m3) was exceeded in almost all Member States and in 81% of all reporting stations - except Croatia, Estonia, Ireland, Romania and Serbia.
Located in Environmental topics Air pollution by ozone Summer 2014 ozone assessment
Figure File Number of days on which the 2012 target value for the protection of human health was exceeded (summers of 2012, 2013 and 2014)
Located in Environmental topics Summer 2014 ozone assessment Number of days on which the 2012 target value for the protection of human health was exceeded (summers of 2012, 2013 and 2014)
File Ozone: fluctuations over 15 years
This video shows the projected difference in the 'ozone hole' over the arctic between the year 2000 and 2015. Source: Animation form 'Global animations'
Located in Environmental topics Climate change Multimedia
File Creation of low level ozone
HOW LOW LEVEL OZONE IS CREATED Low level ozone pollution is often not given much consideration next to the depletion of the ozone layer. However, it can damage health of humans, animals, trees and plants. In high quantities it also contributes to acid rain and the green house effect, as well as being partly responsible for photo chemical smog. Car exhausts release nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere. Volatile Organic Compounds are released through chemical plants and products including solvents, paints and hairspray. These two chemicals react with each other and sunlight to create ozone. In humans, ozone can cause lung tissue damage, and create high incidences of asthma and allergenic reactions. Plants exposed to high ozone concentrations lose their chlorophyll and their food manufacturing abilities.
Located in Environmental topics Air pollution Multimedia
Figure Ozone 2010 - 8 hour mean target value for the protection of human health
In the air quality directive (2008/EC/50), the EU has set a target value and a long term objective value for ozone (O3) for the protection of human health. Target value: the maximum daily eight-hour mean may not exceed 120 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3) on more than 25 days per calendar year averaged over three years. Long term objective value: the maximum daily eight-hour mean may not exceed 120 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3) within a calendar year.
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Figure Agricultural area (in 1 000 km²) in EEA member countries for each exposure class
Due to lack of detailed land cover data and/or rural ozone data Iceland and Norway are not included until 2006 and onwards. Switzerland have not been included in the analysis for the entire period 1996-2007 due to the same reasons. Turkey is not included in the analysis 1996-2008.
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