S23 Ozone and Climate Analysis of Two Same-Latitude Cities from June to October during 2005-2015: Hanford, California and Nashville, Tennessee

Sunday, 22 January 2017
4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Jennifer Susan Naillon, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN; and R. M. Simpson

This study compares the cities of Hanford, California and Nashville, Tennessee from the years 2005 to 2015 on a monthly basis from June to October.  The purpose of this study is to determine if there are statistically significant correlations between ozone concentrations and weather and climate conditions.  The factors investigated are as follows: ozone concentration, temperature, sky conditions, wind data, and El Nino data. The data used for this study comes from NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory, the Climate Prediction Center, and the National Weather Service.  The methods used to determine significance involve regression models, and T-tests for differences in ozone concentration between the several variables and between the two cities.  The results of this study will be used in future research to model ozone flow as an atmospheric river.  Afterwards, the model will be used in this study to verify the results.
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