Volatile Organic Compounds in the Global Atmosphere

  title={Volatile Organic Compounds in the Global Atmosphere},
  author={D. Helmig and J. Bottenheim and I. Galbally and A. C. Lewis and M. Milton and S. Penkett and C. Plass-Duelmer and S. Reimann and P. Tans and S. Thiel},
  journal={Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union},
  • D. Helmig, J. Bottenheim, +7 authors S. Thiel
  • Published 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) include saturated, unsaturated, and other substituted hydrocarbons. VOCs play an important role in the chemistry of the atmosphere by influencing ozone and hydroxyl radical (OH) concentrations, and the conversion rates of nitrogen oxides (NOx). Elevated levels of VOCs and NOx have led to an approximate doubling of ozone in the lower troposphere over the past couple of centuries, making tropospheric ozone the third most important anthropogenic greenhouse gas… CONTINUE READING
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