The relationship between typhoons' peripheral circulation and ground-level ozone concentrations in central Taiwan. Academic Article uri icon


  • Surface data of meteorological parameters (wind speed, wind direction, and mixing height) and air pollutant concentrations (O3, NO, and NO2) were collected for a 92-day period associated with typhoon formation in 2005. The influence of typhoons on O3 concentration were defined by azimuth and distance from Taiwan, and Types A, B, and C correspond to typhoons less than 1,500km from Taiwan and located between azimuths 45 and 135, 135 and 225, and 225 and 45, respectively. Type D corresponds to typhoons more than 1,500km from Taiwan. Titration reactions were conducted at three temporal phases: 2000-0700, 0800-1100, and 1200-1400 LST (Local Standard Time). The air pollution model (TAPM) was used to simulate wind fields and trajectories of air masses. It was determined that typhoon position affected O3 concentration, temporal and spatial patterns of O3 titration and vertical meteorological characteristics, which were not all at the statistically significant level.

published proceedings

  • Environ Monit Assess

author list (cited authors)

  • Cheng, W., Lai, L., Den, W., Wu, M., Hsueh, C., Lin, P., Pai, C., & Yan, Y.

complete list of authors

  • Cheng, Wan-Li||Lai, Li-Wei||Den, Walter||Wu, Meng-Ting||Hsueh, Chao-An||Lin, Pay-Liam||Pai, Chueh-Ling||Yan, Yeou-Lih

publication date

  • February 2014