Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1975–1993, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-1975-2015

Special issue: Uintah Basin Winter Ozone Studies (ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1975–1993, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-1975-2015

Research article 24 Feb 2015

Research article | 24 Feb 2015

Investigation of secondary formation of formic acid: urban environment vs. oil and gas producing region

B. Yuan et al.

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In this work, secondary formation of formic acid at an urban site and a site in an oil and gas production region is studied. We investigated various gas phase formation pathways of formic acid, including those recently proposed, using a box model. The contributions from aerosol-related processes, fog events and air-snow exchange to formic acid are also quantified.
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