WIT Press

Photochemical Reactivity Of Organic Compounds In Central California: A Grid-based Modeling Study

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR990861

Volume

37

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

964 kb

Author(s)

Ajith Kaduwala, Vernon Hughes, Luis Woodhouse, Paul Allen, John DaMassa and Andrew Ranzieri

Abstract

Different concentrations of ozone can be produced in smog chambers for the same amount (on either weight or molar basis) of different volatile organic compounds. This difference in ozone forming potential or photochemical reactivity has been quantified using several different scales. The photochemical reactivity scales are derived using smog chamber data and box-model photochemical simulations representing a general urban area. The validity of these box-model-based scales for urban areas was previously confirmed using grid-based photochemical simulations. To assess, for the first time, if these box- model bas

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