Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6931–6947, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6931-2016

Special issue: The Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) (ACP/GMD inter-journal...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6931–6947, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6931-2016

Research article 07 Jun 2016

Research article | 07 Jun 2016

Global atmospheric budget of simple monocyclic aromatic compounds

David Cabrera-Perez et al.

Data sets

Air quality in Europe – 2014 report EEA http://www.eea.europa.eu//publications/air-quality-in-europe-2014

Introduction to the European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP) and observed atmospheric composition change during 1972–2009 (data available at: http://www.nilu.no/projects/ccc/emepdata.html) K. Tørseth, A. Aas, F. Breivik, A. M. Fjæraa, M. Fiebig, A. G. Hjellbrekke, C. Lund Myhre, S. Solberg, and K. E. Yttri https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-5447-2012

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The global atmospheric budget and distribution of monocyclic aromatic compounds is estimated, using an atmospheric chemistry general circulation model. Simulation results are evaluated with observations with the goal of understanding emission, production and removal of these compounds. Anthropogenic and biomass burning are the main sources of aromatic compounds to the atmosphere. The main sink is photochemical decomposition and in lesser importance dry deposition.
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