CABOTS Overview

The goal of this project is to collect upper air ozone data at a California coastal site to support the State Implementation Plan (SIP) air quality modeling for the State. The project will measure vertical snapshots of ozone concentrations on a near daily basis for three months, from the late spring to summer in 2016. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) as well as the scientific community will benefit from a more complete characterization of ozone that acts as the baseline for California’s ozone air quality. This knowledge is necessary for the design of an effective SIP to attain the current and future National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone.