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Volume 18, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10825–10847, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-10825-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10825–10847, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-10825-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 31 Jul 2018

Research article | 31 Jul 2018

Oxidation processes in the eastern Mediterranean atmosphere: evidence from the modelling of HOx measurements over Cyprus

Chinmay Mallik et al.
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OH and HO2 control the transformation of air pollutants and O3 formation. Their implication for air quality over the climatically sensitive Mediterranean region was studied during a field campaign in Cyprus. Production of OH, HO2, and recycled OH was lower in aged marine air masses. Box model simulations of OH and HO2 agreed with measurements except at high terpene concentrations when model RO2 due to terpenes caused large HO2 loss. Autoxidation schemes for RO2 improved the agreement.
OH and HO2 control the transformation of air pollutants and O3 formation. Their implication for...
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