Accession Number:

ADA300129

Title:

Vertical Distribution of Oxides of Nitrogen in the Semi-Urban Planetary Boundary Layer, Mixing Ratios, Transport and Sources.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-09-10

Pagination or Media Count:

212.0

Abstract:

The role of the family of reactive oxides of nitrogen, NOy composed primarily the lower troposphere of nitric oxide NO nitrogen dioxide NO2 peroxyacetyl nitrate PAN nitric acid HNO3 particulate nitrate NO3, in the photochemical production of and correlation with tropospheric ozone is thought to be well known. Thus a knowledge of the distribution, transport and sources of tropospheric NO and NOy is critical to the understanding of the effectiveness of ozone precursor control strategies to the development of accurate regional and global atmospheric models, particularly rural areas. In this study, measurements of the mixing ratios of NO and NOy were made over a semi-urban area of central North Carolina at the surface 10 meters and on a tower at a height of 250 meters 820 feet and 433 meters 1420 feet above ground level A from December 1994 to February 1995. jg p.3

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Meteorology
  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE