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Characterization of Atmospheric Organic Matter and its Processing by Fogs and Clouds

Abstract The atmosphere contains a substantial amount of water soluble organic material, yet despite years of efforts, little is known on the structure, composition and properties of this organic matter. Aqueous phase processing by fogs and clouds of the gas and particulate organic material is poorly understood despite the importance for air pollution and climate. On one hand, gas phase species can be processed by fog/cloud droplets to form lower volatility species, which upon droplet evaporation lead to new aerosol mass, while on the other hand larger nonvolatile material can be degraded by in cloud oxidation to smaller molecular weight compounds and eventually CO2.

In this work High Performance Size Exclusion Chromatography coupled with inline or... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Wang, Youliang (Author) / Herckes, Pierre (Advisor) / Fraser, Matthew (Committee member) / Anbar, Ariel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental science / Atmospheric chemistry / Atmospheric sciences
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 123 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemistry 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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