Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Research article
02 Mar 2016
Research article |  | 02 Mar 2016

Formaldehyde production from isoprene oxidation across NOx regimes

G. M. Wolfe, J. Kaiser, T. F. Hanisco, F. N. Keutsch, J. A. de Gouw, J. B. Gilman, M. Graus, C. D. Hatch, J. Holloway, L. W. Horowitz, B. H. Lee, B. M. Lerner, F. Lopez-Hilifiker, J. Mao, M. R. Marvin, J. Peischl, I. B. Pollack, J. M. Roberts, T. B. Ryerson, J. A. Thornton, P. R. Veres, and C. Warneke


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AR by Glenn Wolfe on behalf of the Authors (02 Feb 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Feb 2016) by Nga Lee Ng
RR by Paul O. Wennberg (19 Feb 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Feb 2016) by Nga Lee Ng
AR by Glenn Wolfe on behalf of the Authors (21 Feb 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
This study uses airborne trace gas observations acquired over the southeast US to examine how both natural (isoprene) and anthropogenic (NOx) emissions influence the production of formaldehyde (HCHO). We find a 3-fold increase in HCHO yield between rural and polluted environments. State-of-the-science chemical mechanisms are generally able to reproduce this behavior. These results add confidence to global hydrocarbon emission inventories constrained by spaceborne HCHO observations.
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