Chairs: Jennifer Peel, Colorado State University, and Jeff Brook, University of Toronto
Climate change produces changes in local temperatures and patterns of cloud cover, biogenic emissions, and large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns. All of these can increase ground-level ozone concentrations in large areas of the United States and elsewhere. This session examines the effects of climate-related changes in ground-level ozone, exposure patterns and their primary drivers, and the resulting risks to human health associated with both acute and long-term exposures. This session also discusses challenges that regulators and policymakers encounter when setting national ozone standards.