Small Interannual Variability of Global Atmospheric Hydroxyl

  title={Small Interannual Variability of Global Atmospheric Hydroxyl},
  author={S. Montzka and M. Krol and E. Dlugokencky and B. Hall and P. J{\"o}ckel and J. Lelieveld},
  pages={67 - 69}
  • S. Montzka, M. Krol, +3 authors J. Lelieveld
  • Published 2011
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Science
  • The abundance of the highly reactive hydroxyl radical is well buffered against perturbations. The oxidizing capacity of the global atmosphere is largely determined by hydroxyl (OH) radicals and is diagnosed by analyzing methyl chloroform (CH3CCl3) measurements. Previously, large year-to-year changes in global mean OH concentrations have been inferred from such measurements, suggesting that the atmospheric oxidizing capacity is sensitive to perturbations by widespread air pollution and natural… CONTINUE READING
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