Robert B. Chatfield

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[1] Airborne measurements of a large number of oxygenated volatile organic chemicals (OVOC) were carried out in the Pacific troposphere (0.1–12 km) in winter/spring of 2001 (24 February to 10 April). Specifically, these measurements included acetone (CH 3 COCH 3), methylethyl ketone (CH 3 COC 2 H 5 , MEK), methanol (CH 3 OH), ethanol (C 2 H 5 OH),(More)
[1] We present the first directly retrieved global distribution of tropospheric column ozone from Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) ultraviolet measurements during December 1996 to November 1997. The retrievals clearly show signals due to convection, biomass burning, stratospheric influence, pollution, and transport. They are capable of capturing(More)
The abundance of gas phase nitric acid in the upper troposphere is overestimated by global chemistry-transport models, especially during the spring and summer seasons. Recent aircraft data obtained over the central US show that mineral aerosols were abundant in the upper troposphere during spring. Chemical reactions on mineral dust may provide an important(More)
Results from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change (IPCC) tropospheric photochemical model intercomparison (PhotoComp) are presented with a brief discussion of the factors that may contribute to differences in the modeled behaviors of HO x cycling and the accompanying 03 tendencies. PhotoComp was a tightly controlled model experiment in which the(More)
NASA's technical excellence can be brought to fruition through a consistent, daily, global mapping of major IR-active and pollutant gases through the whole troposphere. This a mapping serves national needs to inform air-quality forecasting as well as to understand the accumulation of radiatively active trace gases, as well as the cleansing capacity of the(More)
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