Mar 032015

Edit – 8/12/2015: All the presentation (with audio) are posted here.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Ozone Research Center at Rutgers proudly present:

Why Smog Matters: Understanding the Link Between Weather and Ozone Formation


Smog, also known as ground-level ozone, can be a summertime air pollution problem in the region, and weather plays a key role in the levels of ozone that we experience. Meteorologists and other weather professionals and enthusiasts can help educate the public about smog’s health eects, and provide tips on minimizing exposure to ozone and simple actions to take that reduce ozone formation. At this symposium, New Jersey meteorology and air quality experts will educate you about ground-level ozone and provide some tools to educate the public about this weather-dependent pollutant.

Join us on April 6th from 2-3:15 PM EST — in person at the Environmental and Occupational Health Science Institute (EOHSI) on Rutgers Busch Campus in Piscataway, NJ or via webinar.

For more information or to register to participate in this free event visit: by March 30, 2015.


  • Welcome and Introduction – Dr. Panos Georgopoulos, Director of the Ozone Research Center
  • Expanding weather forecasts to address ozone health issues – Dan Zarrow, NJ101.5 Meteorologist
  • How ground level ozone is formed – Ann Marie Carlton, Rutgers Atmospheric Chemist
  • Weather trends and hot summer days – Dave Robinson, NJ State Climatologist
  • Health effects of ozone – Kevin Stewart, American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic Environmental Director
  • NJDEP’s Ozone Forecasting and the CleanAirNJ Campaign
  • Questions/Comments
 March 3, 2015