Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
Research article
29 Nov 2019
Research article |  | 29 Nov 2019

Isotopic characterization of nitrogen oxides (NOx), nitrous acid (HONO), and nitrate (pNO3) from laboratory biomass burning during FIREX

Jiajue Chai, David J. Miller, Eric Scheuer, Jack Dibb, Vanessa Selimovic, Robert Yokelson, Kyle J. Zarzana, Steven S. Brown, Abigail R. Koss, Carsten Warneke, and Meredith Hastings


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AR by Jiajue Chai on behalf of the Authors (26 Oct 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (28 Oct 2019) by Maria Dolores Andrés Hernández
AR by Jiajue Chai on behalf of the Authors (31 Oct 2019)
Short summary
Isotopic analysis offers a potential tool to distinguish between sources and interpret transformation pathways of atmospheric species. We applied recently developed techniques in our lab to characterize the isotopic composition of reactive nitrogen species (NOx, HONO, HNO3, pNO3-) in fresh biomass burning emissions. Intercomparison with other techniques confirms the suitability of our methods, allowing for future applications of our techniques in a variety of environments.