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The Air Quality directive 92/72/EEC was brought into force with the scope to gain wider knowledge on the air pollution by ozone, to optimize abatement measures to reduce ozone formation and to inform the public when concentration thresholds are exceeded. The directive requires the Member States to monitor the ozone levels over their territory, to provide the European Commission with information about the extend of the problem in their country, to inform and alert the population when threshold levels are exceeded. The implementation of the ozone directive is raising questions regarding the monitoring strategy (in particular the network design) and the threshold values that are proposed by the directive. On the basis of research and information collected so far in the European ozone monitoring networks, a comprehensive picture of the ozone phenomenology is slowly emerging.

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Authors: DE SAEGER E, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: II Seminario Sobre La Calidad del Aire en Espana, Puertollano (ES), February 27-29, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39652 ORA
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