Carbon Monoxide Balance in Nature

@article{Weinstock1972CarbonMB,
  title={Carbon Monoxide Balance in Nature},
  author={Bernard Weinstock and Hiromi. Niki},
  journal={Science},
  year={1972},
  volume={176},
  pages={290 - 292}
}
Consideration of the steady-state equations for stable carbon monoxide and for radioactive carbon monoxide in the troposphere leads to the conclusion that carbon monoxide is produced at a rate of 5x1015 grams per year, a value some 25 times greater than the rate of carbon monoxide production from combustion. The concomitant residence time for carbon monoxide is 0.1 year, in agreement with a previous estimate of Weinstock. Hydroxyl radicals are shown to account for both the production of this… 
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