Articles | Volume 15, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9313–9325, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-9313-2015

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9313–9325, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-9313-2015

Research article 21 Aug 2015

Research article | 21 Aug 2015

Particulate organic nitrates observed in an oil and natural gas production region during wintertime

L. Lee et al.

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Secondary organic aerosol affects both the environment and human health. We characterized the aerosol composition in Uintah Basin by measuring the concentration of nitrooxy group moiety which is produced through chemical interaction of volatile organic compounds and NOx emitted largely from local human activity. We found nitrooxy compounds to be a persistent, if not dominant, portion of fine aerosol mass. Similar results may be expected from emissions due to traffic in cities.
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