Is ozone pollution affecting crop yields in China?

W. L. Chameides, Li Xingsheng, Tang Xiaoyan, Zhou Xiuji, Luo Chao, C. S. Kiang, J. St. John, R. D. Saylor, S. C. Liu, Ka Se Lam, Tao Wang, F. Giorgi

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Newly available data from non-urban locations in China along with regional model simulations suggest that ground-level ozone may be sufficiently high to affect China's winter wheat production. As non-urban ozone increases with industrialization, its effects on crops could hinder efforts to meet increasing food demands in the coming decades, in China.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)867-870
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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