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dc.contributor.authorPaulot, F.
dc.contributor.authorWunch, D.
dc.contributor.authorCrounse, J.D.
dc.contributor.authorToon, G.C.
dc.contributor.authorMillet, D.B.
dc.contributor.authorDecarlo, P.F.
dc.contributor.authorVigouroux, C.
dc.contributor.authorDeutscher, N.M.
dc.contributor.authorAbad, G.G.
dc.contributor.authorNotholt, J.
dc.contributor.authorWarneke, T.
dc.contributor.authorHannigan, J.W.
dc.contributor.authorWarneke, C.
dc.contributor.authorDe Gouw, J.A.
dc.contributor.authorDunlea, E.J.
dc.contributor.authorDe Maziere, M.
dc.contributor.authorGriffith, D.W.T.
dc.contributor.authorBernath, P.
dc.contributor.authorJimenez, J.L.
dc.contributor.authorWennberg, P.O.
dc.date2011
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-29T12:43:52Z
dc.date.available2016-03-29T12:43:52Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://orfeo.kbr.be/handle/internal/3112
dc.descriptionWe present a detailed budget of formic and acetic acids, two of the most abundant trace gases in the atmosphere. Our bottom-up estimate of the global source of formic and acetic acids are ~1200 and ~1400 Gmol yr−1, dominated by photochemical oxidation of biogenic volatile organic compounds, in particular isoprene. Their sinks are dominated by wet and dry deposition. We use the GEOS-Chem chemical transport model to evaluate this budget against an extensive suite of measurements from ground, ship and satellite-based Fourier transform spectrometers, as well as from several aircraft campaigns over North America. The model captures the seasonality of formic and acetic acids well but generally underestimates their concentration, particularly in the Northern midlatitudes. We infer that the source of both carboxylic acids may be up to 50% greater than our estimate and report evidence for a long-lived missing secondary source of carboxylic acids that may be associated with the aging of organic aerosols. Vertical profiles of formic acid in the upper troposphere support a negative temperature dependence of the reaction between formic acid and the hydroxyl radical as suggested by several theoretical studies.
dc.languageeng
dc.titleImportance of secondary sources in the atmospheric budgets of formic and acetic acids
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.frascatiEarth and related Environmental sciences
dc.audienceScientific
dc.subject.freeacetic acid
dc.subject.freeatmospheric chemistry
dc.subject.freedry deposition
dc.subject.freeformic acid
dc.subject.freehydroxyl radical
dc.subject.freenumerical model
dc.subject.freephotochemistry
dc.subject.freesource-sink dynamics
dc.subject.freetroposphere
dc.subject.freevertical profile
dc.subject.freewet deposition
dc.subject.freeNorth America
dc.source.titleAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics
dc.source.volume11
dc.source.issue5
dc.source.page1989-2013
Orfeo.peerreviewedYes
dc.identifier.doi10.5194/acp-11-1989-2011


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