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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6737–6747, 2019
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6737–6747, 2019
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Research article 21 May 2019

Research article | 21 May 2019

Modeling the impact of heterogeneous reactions of chlorine on summertime nitrate formation in Beijing, China

Xionghui Qiu et al.

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Current chemical transport models cannot capture the diurnal and nocturnal variation in atmospheric nitrate, which may be relative to the missing atmospheric chlorine chemistry. In this work, the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model with improved chlorine heterogeneous chemistry is applied to simulate the impact of chlorine chemistry on summer nitrate concentrations in Beijing. The results of this work can improve our understanding of nitrate formation.
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