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Carslaw et al. 2000

Carslaw, N., N. Bell, A.C. Lewis, J.B. McQuaid, and M.J. Pilling, 2000: A detailed case study of isoprene chemistry during the EASE96 Mace Head campaign. Atmos. Environ., 34, 2827-2836, doi:10.1016/S1352-2310(00)00088-1.

A detailed chemical mechanism has been used in conjunction with high-quality field measurements in order to assess the potential role of isoprene at a clean coastal Northern Hemisphere site. The importance of isoprene as a source of peroxy radicals, formaldehyde and ozone is discussed in some detail for a case study day (July 17 1996). Between 10:00 and 16:00 h GMT, isoprene accounts on average for 15% of the OH removal, yet is responsible for the production of about 30% of the HO2 radicals. Isoprene is also responsible for between 40 and 60% of the HCHO formation, and 20-40% of the 2 ppb h(-1) conversion of NO to NO2 by peroxy radicals. We discuss the significant time lag between HCHO formation and destruction, a time lag that must be accounted for in order to accurately calculate the rate of HO2 production from isoprene degradation, and the implications of the isoprene oxidation for atmospheric chemistry.

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@article{ca07900q,
  author={Carslaw, N. and Bell, N. and Lewis, A. C. and McQuaid, J. B. and Pilling, M. J.},
  title={A detailed case study of isoprene chemistry during the EASE96 Mace Head campaign},
  year={2000},
  journal={Atmos. Environ.},
  volume={34},
  pages={2827--2836},
  doi={10.1016/S1352-2310(00)00088-1},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ca07900q
AU  - Carslaw, N.
AU  - Bell, N.
AU  - Lewis, A. C.
AU  - McQuaid, J. B.
AU  - Pilling, M. J.
PY  - 2000
TI  - A detailed case study of isoprene chemistry during the EASE96 Mace Head campaign
JA  - Atmos. Environ.
VL  - 34
SP  - 2827
EP  - 2836
DO  - 10.1016/S1352-2310(00)00088-1
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