Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 573–583, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-573-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 573–583, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-573-2016

Research article 19 Jan 2016

Research article | 19 Jan 2016

Reactive nitrogen partitioning and its relationship to winter ozone events in Utah

R. J. Wild et al.

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High wintertime ozone levels have been observed in the Uintah Basin, Utah, a sparsely populated rural region with intensive oil and gas operations. The reactive nitrogen budget plays an important role in tropospheric ozone formation, and we find that nighttime chemistry has a large effect on its partitioning. Much of the oxidation of reactive nitrogen during a high-ozone year occurred via heterogeneous uptake onto aerosol at night, keeping NOx at concentrations comparable to a low-ozone year.
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