Articles | Volume 15, issue 16
Research article
20 Aug 2015
Research article |  | 20 Aug 2015

A comparison of measured HONO uptake and release with calculated source strengths in a heterogeneous forest environment

M. Sörgel, I. Trebs, D. Wu, and A. Held


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ED: Publish as is (24 Jul 2015) by Robert McLaren
AR by Matthias Sörgel on behalf of the Authors (03 Aug 2015)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We measured near-surface (< 2m) profiles of HONO in a clearing and on a forest floor. Both HONO deposition and emissions were observed. By comparing three postulated sources to observed daytime emissions, we made several important findings: ● conversion of NO2 is mostly independent of light due to light saturation ● HONO emissions from a very acidic soil were low ● photolysis of adsorbed HNO3 could serve as HONO source based on empirical parameters but unlikely via the proposed reaction pathway.
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