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Research article
31 Aug 2015
Research article |  | 31 Aug 2015

Detailed characterizations of the new Mines Douai comparative reactivity method instrument via laboratory experiments and modeling

V. Michoud, R. F. Hansen, N. Locoge, P. S. Stevens, and S. Dusanter


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Short summary
This study presents the results of an exhaustive characterization of a CRM instrument developed at Mines Douai to measure total OH reactivity in the troposphere. To do so, a suite of laboratory experiments was conducted to assess the different corrections that need to be applied during data processing. The results were then compared to simulations from a 0-D box model, including two different chemical mechanisms, leading to reasonable agreement.