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The changing chemistry of the Amazonian atmosphere


April 11, 2018

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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

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Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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