Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2819–2842, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-2819-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2819–2842, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-2819-2016

Research article 04 Mar 2016

Research article | 04 Mar 2016

The impact of snow nitrate photolysis on boundary layer chemistry and the recycling and redistribution of reactive nitrogen across Antarctica and Greenland in a global chemical transport model

Maria Zatko et al.

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We have incorporated an idealized snowpack with a nitrate photolysis parameterization into a global chemical transport model (GEOS-Chem) to examine the implications of snow nitrate photolysis for boundary layer chemistry, the recycling and redistribution of reactive nitrogen, and the preservation of ice-core nitrate in ice cores across Antarctica and Greenland. We also examine the sensitivity of these processes to meteorological parameters and chemical, optical, and physical snow properties.
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