Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 2615–2636, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-2615-2021

Special issue: The Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) (ACP/GMD inter-journal...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 2615–2636, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-2615-2021

Research article 23 Feb 2021

Research article | 23 Feb 2021

Influence of aromatics on tropospheric gas-phase composition

Domenico Taraborrelli et al.

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Atmospheric pollutants from anthropogenic activities and biomass burning are usually regarded as ozone precursors. Monocyclic aromatics are no exception. Calculations with a comprehensive atmospheric model are consistent with this view but only for air masses close to pollution source regions. However, the same model predicts that aromatics, when transported to remote areas, may effectively destroy ozone. This loss of tropospheric ozone rivals the one attributed to bromine.
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