Articles | Volume 15, issue 20
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-11433-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-11433-2015
Research article
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16 Oct 2015
Research article |  | 16 Oct 2015

The MCM v3.3.1 degradation scheme for isoprene

M. E. Jenkin, J. C. Young, and A. R. Rickard

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Atmospheric isoprene oxidation has an important effect on the formation of pollutants such as ozone and particles. A reliable representation is an essential component of climate change/air quality models. Systematic updates to the detailed chemistry in the MCM are described, with reference to recently reported kinetic/mechanistic data. Results of box model calculations are used to illustrate the impacts of the updates, with particular focus on the key atmospheric cycles involving HOx and NOx.
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