Articles | Volume 17, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9081–9102, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-9081-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9081–9102, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-9081-2017

Research article 27 Jul 2017

Research article | 27 Jul 2017

Global atmospheric chemistry – which air matters

Michael J. Prather et al.

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We present a new approach for comparing atmospheric chemistry models with measurements based on what these models are used to do, i.e., calculate changes in ozone and methane, prime greenhouse gases. This method anticipates a new type of measurements from the NASA Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) mission. In comparing the mixture of species within air parcels, we focus on those responsible for key chemical changes and weight these parcels by their chemical reactivity.
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