Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3485–3497, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-3485-2016

Special issue: Quantifying the impact of Boreal fires on tropospheric oxidants...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3485–3497, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-3485-2016

Research article 17 Mar 2016

Research article | 17 Mar 2016

Production of peroxy nitrates in boreal biomass burning plumes over Canada during the BORTAS campaign

Marcella Busilacchio et al.

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Boreal fire emissions have little effect on ozone concentrations but evident impact on some NOx reservoirs as peroxy nitrates that we quantified. This should be taken into account since NOx reservoirs can be efficiently transported and may influence the ozone budget far away from the fire emission. The study is based on observations carried out on board the BAe 146 aircraft during BORTAS in Canada. We used a custom laser-induced fluorescence system to measure NO2 and NOx reservoirs.
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