By John H. Seinfeld, Spyros N. Pandis

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* Formation, development, dynamics, and houses of aerosols
* Meteorology of air pollution
* delivery, diffusion, and elimination of species within the atmosphere
* Formation and chemistry of clouds
* interplay of atmospheric chemistry and climate
* Radiative and climatic results of gases and particles
* formula of mathematical chemical/transport versions of the atmosphere

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Thus, when there are several competing removal paths, in order to estimate the overall lifetime of a species, focus should always be on improving estimates for the fastest removal rate. Removal in the troposphere of those compounds that react with the hydroxyl radical occurs according to the chemical reaction OH + A products The parameter k is the rate constant for the reaction, such that the rate of the reaction is k[OH][A], where the brackets denote the concentration of the species contained therein.

Seinfeld and Spyros N. Pandis. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 21 22 ATMOSPHERIC TRACE CONSTITUENTS The main questions that we will seek to answer with respect to classes of atmospheric compounds are as follows: 1. What are the species present in the atmosphere? What are their natural and anthropogenic sources? 2. What chemical reactions do they undergo in the atmosphere? What are the rates of these reactions? 3. What are the products of atmospheric transformations? 4. What effect does the presence of the compound and its chemical transformation products have on the atmosphere?

NO 3 is present at night at mixing ratios ranging up to 300 ppt in the boundary layer. Nitrous oxide (N2O) and ammonia (NH3) are not considered in this context as reactive nitrogen compounds. Measurement of total NO, in the atmosphere provides an important measure of the total oxidized nitrogen content. Concentrations of individual NOy species relative to the total indicate the extent of interconversion among species. NOy is indeed closer to a conserved quantity than any of its constituent species (Roberts 1995).

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