Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1241-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1241-2017
Research article
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30 Mar 2017
Research article |  | 30 Mar 2017

Measurement of ambient NO3 reactivity: design, characterization and first deployment of a new instrument

Jonathan M. Liebmann, Gerhard Schuster, Jan B. Schuladen, Nicolas Sobanski, Jos Lelieveld, and John N. Crowley

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We describe the first instrument for measurement of the rate constant for reactive loss (i.e. the total reactivity) of NO3 in ambient air. This is essentially a measureement of the lifetime of NO3 and will help assess the role of NO3 and N2O5 in conversion of reactive nitrogen oxides to reservoir species in the troposphere.