SANDOR PETRES, SZABOLCS LANYI, MARISANDA PIRIANU, AGNES KERESZTESI, AURELIA CRISTINA NECHIFOR EVOLUTION OF TROPOSPHERIC OZONE AND RELATIONSHIP WITH TEMPERATURE AND NOX FOR THE 2007-2016 DECADE IN THE CIUC DEPRESSION This paper presents the evolution of ozone concentration for the 2007-2016 decade and a comparison with key values related to human and vegetation health. As temperature is one of the main factors influencing ozone concentration in this area, the most significant changes of air temperature and extreme temperature indices for the 2007 - 2016 decade were evaluated, in retrospect to temperature measurements for the 1961-1990 reference period. The relationship between temperature and ozone concentration was also overviewed, by means of climate penalty factor. The influence of NOx concentration on ozone concentration was studied in order to compare the impact of climate changes with the impact of changes determined by anthropogenic emission.
Keywords: air temperature, extreme temperature indices, tropospheric ozone, climate penalty factor, SOMO35