Atmospheric chemistry

Atmospheric chemistry is the study of the components of planetary atmospheres, particularly that of the Earth. It specifically looks at the composition of planetary atmospheres and the reactions and interactions that drive these dynamic and diverse systems. The topic encompasses lab-based studies, field measurements and also their modelling.

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    Adding reactive gases such as isoprene to mixtures lowers the production of secondary organic aerosol in the atmosphere, thus reducing the atmospheric particulate burden, with implications for human health and climate.

    • Gordon McFiggans
    • , Thomas F. Mentel
    • , Jürgen Wildt
    • , Iida Pullinen
    • , Sungah Kang
    • , Einhard Kleist
    • , Sebastian Schmitt
    • , Monika Springer
    • , Ralf Tillmann
    • , Cheng Wu
    • , Defeng Zhao
    • , Mattias Hallquist
    • , Cameron Faxon
    • , Michael Le Breton
    • , Åsa M. Hallquist
    • , David Simpson
    • , Robert Bergström
    • , Michael E. Jenkin
    • , Mikael Ehn
    • , Joel A. Thornton
    • , M. Rami Alfarra
    • , Thomas J. Bannan
    • , Carl J. Percival
    • , Michael Priestley
    • , David Topping
    •  & Astrid Kiendler-Scharr
    Nature 565, 587-593
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    • Wenche Aas
    • , Augustin Mortier
    • , Van Bowersox
    • , Ribu Cherian
    • , Greg Faluvegi
    • , Hilde Fagerli
    • , Jenny Hand
    • , Zbigniew Klimont
    • , Corinne Galy-Lacaux
    • , Christopher M. B. Lehmann
    • , Cathrine Lund Myhre
    • , Gunnar Myhre
    • , Dirk Olivié
    • , Keiichi Sato
    • , Johannes Quaas
    • , P. S. P. Rao
    • , Michael Schulz
    • , Drew Shindell
    • , Ragnhild B. Skeie
    • , Ariel Stein
    • , Toshihiko Takemura
    • , Svetlana Tsyro
    • , Robert Vet
    •  & Xiaobin Xu
  • Research | | open

    Chinese government has implemented regulations to reduce mining-related methane emission since 2010. Here the authors estimated methane emissions in China using GOSAT satellite observation and results reveal a business-as-usual increase in methane emissions since 2010 despite those ambitious targets.

    • Scot M. Miller
    • , Anna M. Michalak
    • , Robert G. Detmers
    • , Otto P. Hasekamp
    • , Lori M. P. Bruhwiler
    •  & Stefan Schwietzke
  • Research | | open

    Organic nucleation is an important source of atmospheric aerosol number concentration, especially in pristine continental regions and during the preindustrial period. Here the authors find a 16% reduced radiative forcing associated with anthropogenic aerosols when including organic nucleation together with climate and land use change.

    • Jialei Zhu
    • , Joyce E. Penner
    • , Fangqun Yu
    • , Sanford Sillman
    • , Meinrat O. Andreae
    •  & Hugh Coe

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