Statistical Characteristics of Spectrally-Decomposed

Ambient Ozone Time Series Data


Prepared for the Ozone Transport Assessment Group (OTAG)

Final report, August 1996

P. S. Porter
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Idaho
Idaho Falls, Idaho, 83405

S.T. Rao
Department of Atmospheric Science
University at Albany
Albany, New York 12222

Igor Zurbenko
Department of Biometry and Statistics
University at Albany
Albany, New York 12233

E. Zalewsky
Department of Atmospheric Science
University at Albany
Albany, New York 12222

R.F. Henry and J.Y. Ku
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Albany, New York 12222

Contents

Abstract

List of Figures

I. Executive Summary

II. Introduction

III. Approach

A. Data base
B. Separation and analysis of the components of ozone time series
C. Correlation of seasonal ozone with meteorological variables
D. Ozone management efforts

IV. Results and Discussion

A. Separation of frequencies: Components of variance
B. Characterization of short-term components
C. Characterization of seasonal variations
D. Comparison of measured and simulated ozone concentrations
E. Spatial analysis
F. Ozone management efforts

Acknowledgement

References

Table 1. Locations of ozone monitoring stations

Appendix