Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 6303–6317, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-6303-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 6303–6317, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-6303-2019

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 et al.

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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.