Articles | Volume 18, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 6601–6624, 2018

Special issue: Results of the project "Dynamics–aerosol–chemistry–cloud...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 6601–6624, 2018

Research article 09 May 2018

Research article | 09 May 2018

LES study of the impact of moist thermals on the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere in southern West Africa

Fabien Brosse et al.

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The cleansing capacity of the atmosphere is studied through the hydroxyl radical (OH) chemical reactivity in numerical simulations of natural and urban environments. Turbulence-driven segregation of chemical compounds in the atmospheric boundary layer is explored and may partially explain discrepancies between observed and modeled OH reactivity in both environments.
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