Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 255–267, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-255-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 255–267, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-255-2021

Research article 14 Jan 2021

Research article | 14 Jan 2021

Atmospheric evolution of emissions from a boreal forest fire: the formation of highly functionalized oxygen-, nitrogen-, and sulfur-containing organic compounds

Jenna C. Ditto et al.

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Forest fires are an important source of reactive organic gases and aerosols to the atmosphere. We analyzed organic aerosols collected from an aircraft above a boreal forest fire and reported an increasing contribution from compounds containing oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur as the plume aged, with sulfide and ring-bound nitrogen functionality. Our results demonstrated chemistry that is important in biomass burning but also in urban/developing regions with high local nitrogen and sulfur emissions.
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