Articles | Volume 17, issue 19
Review article
05 Oct 2017
Review article |  | 05 Oct 2017

Heterogeneous reactions of mineral dust aerosol: implications for tropospheric oxidation capacity

Mingjin Tang, Xin Huang, Keding Lu, Maofa Ge, Yongjie Li, Peng Cheng, Tong Zhu, Aijun Ding, Yuanhang Zhang, Sasho Gligorovski, Wei Song, Xiang Ding, Xinhui Bi, and Xinming Wang


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ED: Publish as is (04 Sep 2017) by Jianmin Chen
Short summary
We provide a comprehensive and critical review of laboratory studies of heterogeneous uptake of OH, NO3, O3, and their directly related species by mineral dust particles. The atmospheric importance of heterogeneous uptake as sinks for these species is also assessed. In addition, we have outlined major open questions and challenges in this field and discussed research strategies to address them.
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