Articles | Volume 17, issue 18
Research article
25 Sep 2017
Research article |  | 25 Sep 2017

Higher measured than modeled ozone production at increased NOx levels in the Colorado Front Range

Bianca C. Baier, William H. Brune, David O. Miller, Donald Blake, Russell Long, Armin Wisthaler, Christopher Cantrell, Alan Fried, Brian Heikes, Steven Brown, Erin McDuffie, Frank Flocke, Eric Apel, Lisa Kaser, and Andrew Weinheimer


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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Bianca Baier on behalf of the Authors (23 May 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jun 2017) by Frank Keutsch
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Jul 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Jul 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (15 Jul 2017) by Frank Keutsch
AR by Bianca Baier on behalf of the Authors (27 Jul 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (03 Aug 2017) by Frank Keutsch
AR by Bianca Baier on behalf of the Authors (12 Aug 2017)
Short summary
Ozone production rates were measured using the Measurement of Ozone Production Sensor (MOPS). Measurements are compared to modeled ozone production rates using two different chemical mechanisms. At high nitric oxide levels, observed rates are higher than those modeled, prompting the need to revisit current model photochemistry. These direct measurements can add to our understanding of the ozone chemistry within air quality models and can be used to guide government regulatory strategies.
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