Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2597–2610, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-2597-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2597–2610, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-2597-2016

Research article 02 Mar 2016

Research article | 02 Mar 2016

Formaldehyde production from isoprene oxidation across NOx regimes

G. M. Wolfe et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Feb 2016) by Nga Lee Ng
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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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