Laboratory study of nitrate photolysis in Antarctic snow. II. Isotopic effects and wavelength dependence.

@article{Berhanu2014LaboratorySO,
  title={Laboratory study of nitrate photolysis in Antarctic snow. II. Isotopic effects and wavelength dependence.},
  author={Tesfaye Ayalneh Berhanu and Carl Meusinger and Joseph Erbland and R{\'e}my Jost and Sourandra K Bhattacharya and Matthew S. Johnson and Jo{\"e}l Savarino},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  year={2014},
  volume={140 24},
  pages={244306}
}
Atmospheric nitrate is preserved in Antarctic snow firn and ice. However, at low snow accumulation sites, post-depositional processes induced by sunlight obscure its interpretation. The goal of these studies (see also Paper I by Meusinger et al. ["Laboratory study of nitrate photolysis in Antarctic snow. I. Observed quantum yield, domain of photolysis, and secondary chemistry," J. Chem. Phys. 140, 244305 (2014)]) is to characterize nitrate photochemistry and improve the interpretation of the… CONTINUE READING