Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
Research article
13 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 13 Apr 2022

Ground-based investigation of HOx and ozone chemistry in biomass burning plumes in rural Idaho

Andrew J. Lindsay, Daniel C. Anderson, Rebecca A. Wernis, Yutong Liang, Allen H. Goldstein, Scott C. Herndon, Joseph R. Roscioli, Christoph Dyroff, Ed C. Fortner, Philip L. Croteau, Francesca Majluf, Jordan E. Krechmer, Tara I. Yacovitch, Walter B. Knighton, and Ezra C. Wood

Data sets

Drexel ECHAMP (Ethane CHemical AMPlification) total peroxy radical data Andrew Lindsay and Ezra Wood

Short summary
Wildfire smoke dramatically impacts air quality and often has elevated concentrations of ozone. We present measurements of ozone and its precursors at a rural site periodically impacted by wildfire smoke. Measurements of total peroxy radicals, key ozone precursors that have been studied little within wildfires, compare well with chemical box model predictions. Our results indicate no serious issues with using current chemistry mechanisms to model chemistry in aged wildfire plumes.
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