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Determination of Atmospheric Lifetimes Via the Measurement of OH Radical Kinetics

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Author(s)

Michael J. Kurylo III, Vladimir L. Orkin

Abstract

The reaction with hydroxyl radicals in the troposphere is the main atmospheric removal process for the majority of gases of industrial and natural origin. Their residence time in the atmosphere can be estimated based on the reactivity towards OH and some results of atmospheric modeling. The main laboratory techniques used to study OH reactivity are described and possible complications in accurate OH reaction kinetics measurements are discussed.
Citation
Chemical Reviews
Volume
103
Issue
no. 12

Keywords

atmospheric lifetime, hydroxyl radical

Citation

Kurylo, M. and Orkin, V. (2003), Determination of Atmospheric Lifetimes Via the Measurement of OH Radical Kinetics, Chemical Reviews (Accessed June 14, 2024)

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Created December 1, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017