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Record 15 of 3693
Ammonia and the NOx budget of the troposphere
Author and Affiliation:
Levine, J. S.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Augustsson, T. R.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Hoell, J. M.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Abstract: Liu et al. (1980) suggested that NOx transported from the stratosphere, as opposed to the anthropogenic source of NOx, may be the dominant source that controls the distribution of NOx in the global troposphere. These ideas require a reinvestigation, and, in particular, an assessment of the role of the oxidation of ammonia as a source of NOx. Attention is given to the results of an ammonia measurement program, in which the vertical distribution of ammonia in the troposphere and lower stratosphere could be studied with the aid of the Infrared Heterodyne Radiometer (IHR), a solar-viewing remote sensor. A one-dimensional photochemical model of the troposphere reported by Levine et al. (1980) was employed to study the chemical and physical processes that control the loss of ammonia in the troposphere. The results of the considered investigation suggest that the oxidation of ammonia may indeed be a significant source of NOx in the troposphere.
Publication Date: May 01, 1982
Document ID:
19820052758
(Acquired Nov 30, 1995)
Accession Number: 82A36293
Subject Category: ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: Symposium on the Composition of the Nonurban Troposphere; 2nd; May 25-28, 1982; Williamsburg, VA
Meeting Sponsor: American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, and NASA,
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: 3p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AMMONIA; ENERGY BUDGETS; NITROGEN OXIDES; PHOTOOXIDATION; TROPOSPHERE; VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION; AIR POLLUTION; ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION; ATMOSPHERIC MODELS; ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING; INFRARED RADIOMETERS; NITROUS OXIDES; STRATOSPHERE
Imprint And Other Notes: American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, and NASA, Symposium on the Composition of the Nonurban Troposphere, 2nd, Williamsburg, VA, May 25-28, 1982, Paper. 3 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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