Articles | Volume 22, issue 18
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12025-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12025-2022
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16 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 16 Sep 2022

Summer variability of the atmospheric NO2 :  NO ratio at Dome C on the East Antarctic Plateau

Albane Barbero, Roberto Grilli, Markus M. Frey, Camille Blouzon, Detlev Helmig, Nicolas Caillon, and Joël Savarino

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The high reactivity of the summer Antarctic boundary layer results in part from the emissions of nitrogen oxides produced during photo-denitrification of the snowpack, but its underlying mechanisms are not yet fully understood. The results of this study suggest that more NO2 is produced from the snowpack early in the photolytic season, possibly due to stronger UV irradiance caused by a smaller solar zenith angle near the solstice.
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