Atmospheric oxidation capacity sustained by a tropical forest

@article{Lelieveld2008AtmosphericOC,
  title={Atmospheric oxidation capacity sustained by a tropical forest},
  author={Jos Lelieveld and Timothy M. Butler and John N. Crowley and Terry J. Dillon and Herbert Fischer and Laurens N. Ganzeveld and Hartwig Harder and Mark G. Lawrence and M. Martinez and Domenico Taraborrelli and J Williams},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={452},
  pages={737-740}
}
Terrestrial vegetation, especially tropical rain forest, releases vast quantities of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to the atmosphere, which are removed by oxidation reactions and deposition of reaction products. The oxidation is mainly initiated by hydroxyl radicals (OH), primarily formed through the photodissociation of ozone. Previously it was thought that, in unpolluted air, biogenic VOCs deplete OH and reduce the atmospheric oxidation capacity. Conversely, in polluted air VOC oxidation… Expand
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