The St. Louis Ozone Gardens: Visualizing the Impact of a Changing Atmosphere

Jack Fishman Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Center for Environmental Sciences, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

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To illustrate how the present-day background concentrations of ground-level O3 damage the biosphere, we have established the St. Louis “Ozone Garden” Project as an educational and public outreach facility that provides platforms for observing and quantifying damage to plants. The St. Louis Ozone Gardens education/public outreach program is designed to increase public awareness of this environmental problem.

CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: Dr. Jack Fishman, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Saint Louis University, 300-F O'Neil Hall, 3642 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108, E-mail: jfishma2@slu.edu

To illustrate how the present-day background concentrations of ground-level O3 damage the biosphere, we have established the St. Louis “Ozone Garden” Project as an educational and public outreach facility that provides platforms for observing and quantifying damage to plants. The St. Louis Ozone Gardens education/public outreach program is designed to increase public awareness of this environmental problem.

CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: Dr. Jack Fishman, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Saint Louis University, 300-F O'Neil Hall, 3642 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108, E-mail: jfishma2@slu.edu
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