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Night-time sinks, daytime sources

Nature Geoscience volume 8, pages 57 (2015) | Download Citation

Nitrous acid can initiate photochemical air pollution events, but it is not clear where it comes from. Laboratory experiments now suggest that surface-bound nitrite accumulated overnight can release nitrous acid during the daytime.

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