Articles | Volume 15, issue 14
Research article
20 Jul 2015
Research article |  | 20 Jul 2015

Uncertainties in isoprene photochemistry and emissions: implications for the oxidative capacity of past and present atmospheres and for climate forcing agents

P. Achakulwisut, L. J. Mickley, L. T. Murray, A. P. K. Tai, J. O. Kaplan, and B. Alexander


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AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (18 May 2015)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 May 2015) by Bryan N. Duncan
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Jun 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Jun 2015)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (04 Jun 2015) by Bryan N. Duncan
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (11 Jun 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Jun 2015) by Bryan N. Duncan
Short summary
The atmosphere’s oxidative capacity determines the lifetime of many trace gases important to climate, chemistry, and human health. Yet uncertainties remain about its past variations, its controlling factors, and the radiative forcing of short-lived species it influences. To reduce these uncertainties, we must better quantify the natural emissions and chemical reaction mechanisms of organic compounds in the atmosphere, which play a role in governing the oxidative capacity.
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