Atmospheric environment

Observation of the nighttime nitrate radical in Hefei, China

LI Suwen , LIU Wenqing , XIE Pinua , LI Ang , QIN Min , PENG Fumin , ZHU Yanwu


Received March 02, 2007,Revised April 23, 2007, Accepted , Available online

Volume 20,2008,Pages 45-49

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Observation of nighttime nitrate radical (NO3) was performed by using long path di erential optical absorption spectroscopy (LPDOAS), on the outskirts of Hefei, China. The time series of NO3 and supporting parameters were simultaneously measured for a week (31 May–7 June 2006). The results indicated that the average concentration of NO3 was 15.6 pptv with an average lifetimes of 96 s, whereas, NO3 production rates varied from 8 105/(cm3 s) to 2.98 107/(cm2·s). Furthermore, the calculated N2O5 concentration averaged at 380 pptv. Analysis of data indicated that direct sinks were probably dominating the NO3 loss process during this campaign. The results were compared with other campaigns in the boundary layer.

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