Articles | Volume 9, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2827–2844, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2827-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2827–2844, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2827-2016

Research article 07 Jul 2016

Research article | 07 Jul 2016

Measurement of OH reactivity by laser flash photolysis coupled with laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy

Daniel Stone et al.

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OH reactivity is the total pseudo-first-order loss rate coefficient describing the removal of OH radicals to all sinks in the atmosphere. Measurements of ambient OH reactivity can be used to discover the extent to which measured OH sinks contribute to the total OH loss rate. In this work, we describe the design and characterisation of an instrument to measure OH reactivity using laser flash photolysis coupled to laser-induced fluorescence (LFP-LIF) spectroscopy.