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Air Quality Department, Bob Huhn, PIO
1001 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ  85004
Ph 602-506-6713

Are you lost in the ozone again?

Are you lost in the ozone again? Well, there’s no need to be. 


The Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) will be holding two mini-courses on the science of ozone September 4, 2014, 9th Floor Classroom, 1001 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix. 


Both courses will delve into the complexities of how ozone is formed in the atmosphere, how our unique topography and meteorology affect its formation and movement, sources that contribute precursor pollutants, and our current status with respect to compliance with the ozone standard. 


The instructor will be Tom Moore from Western States Air Resources Council (WESTAR) and the Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP).  Tom has more than 20 years of experience in air pollution science, having held multiple positions as a scientist and supervisor with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, and as the Technical Coordinator for WESTAR in the mid-1990’s and presently for WRAP.


One of Tom’s most recent projects has been evaluating ozone pollution and its transport among the 15 Western states belonging to WESTAR and WRAP.


The first course, Ozone 101, will begin at 8:30am.  This course will cover the basics on science of ozone, geared toward people who have limited knowledge of air pollution science.  The focus will be primarily on ozone pollution in the greater Phoenix area.


The second course will be Ozone 301 and we start at 1:30pm.  This course will go into more depth on the chemistry and physics of ozone formation and the role of interstate and international transport in ozone pollution statewide.


For more information please contact Ira Domsky, (602) 506-6735.




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