Articles | Volume 10, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1911–1926, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1911-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1911–1926, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1911-2017

Research article 31 May 2017

Research article | 31 May 2017

Evaluation of the accuracy of thermal dissociation CRDS and LIF techniques for atmospheric measurement of reactive nitrogen species

Caroline C. Womack et al.

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The accurate detection of reactive nitrogen species (NOy) is key to understanding tropospheric ozone production. Typically, NOy is detected by thermal conversion to NO2, followed by NO2 detection. Here, we assess the conversion efficiency of several NOy species to NO2 in a thermal dissociation cavity ring-down spectrometer and discuss how this conversion efficiency is affected by certain experimental conditions, such as oven residence time, and interferences from non-NOy species.