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Performance Of Chemical Mechanisms For The Degradation Of Biogenic VOCs

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EURO990872

Volume

36

Pages

5

Published

1999

Size

324 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

M. Kuhn, V. Lindfors, U. Poschl, R. von Kuhlmann, N. Poisson and W.R. Stockwell

Abstract

Performance of Chemical Mechanisms for the Degradation of Biogenic VOCs A contribution to subproject CMD M. KuW, V Lindfors^, U Poschl\ R. von KuhlmaW, N. Poisson* and W.R. Stockwell* *FraunhoferInstitutfurAtmospharische Umweltforschung (IFU), Kreuzeckbahnstrafie 19, D-82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany ^Finnish Meteorological Institute, Air Quality Department, Helsinki, Finland *Max-Planck-Institutfur Chemie, Abteilung Chemie der Atmosphare, Mainz, Germany ^Harvard University, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, USA Introduction Biogenic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as isoprene and terpenes can contribute substantially to the formation of tropospheric ozone during summer smog events. Chemical mechanisms are required to simulate the chemical degradation of these compounds in the troposphere and their impact on ozone formation. However, the representation of

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