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The changing chemistry of the Amazonian atmosphere
April 11, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Researchers have been debating whether nitrogen oxides (NOx) can affect levels of hydroxyl radicals, also known as OH radicals, in a pristine atmosphere but quantifying that relationship has been difficult. Now, Harvard University researchers have found that accompanying the increase of NOx concentration from urban pollution, daytime peak OH concentrations in the rainforest skyrocketed, increasing by at least 250 percent.Full Story
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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