Atmospheric Measurements during POPCORN — Characterisation of the Photochemistry over a Rural Area

  • J. Rudolph
  • R. Koppmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-3
  2. Christian Plass-Dülmer, Theo Brauers, Jochen Rudolph
    Pages 5-31
  3. Theo Brauers, Hans-Peter Dorn, Helmut Koch, Annette B. Kraus, Christian Plass-Dülmer
    Pages 33-52
  4. R. Koppmann, C. Plass-Dülmer, B. Ramacher, J. Rudolph, H. Kunz, D. Melzer et al.
    Pages 53-72
  5. Arno Wedel, Klaus-Peter Müller, Monika Ratte, Jochen Rudolph
    Pages 73-103
  6. F. Rohrer, D. Brüning, E. S. Grobler, M. Weber, D. H. Ehhalt, R. Neubert et al.
    Pages 119-137
  7. W. Schrimpf, K. Linaerts, K. P. Müller, R. Koppmann, J. Rudolph
    Pages 139-159
  8. Uwe Brandenburger, Theo Brauers, Hans-Peter Dorn, Martin Hausmann, Dieter H. Ehhalt
    Pages 181-204
  9. F. Holland, U. Aschmutat, M. Heßling, A. Hofzumahaus, D. H. Ehhalt
    Pages 205-225
  10. A. Hofzumahaus, U. Aschmutat, U. Brandenburger, T. Brauers, H.-P. Dorn, M. Hausmann et al.
    Pages 227-246

About this book


Present policy issues concern the reduction of ozone levels by controlling its precursors, NOx and volatile organic compounds (VOC). VOC are emitted from anthropogenic and biogenic sources. Whereas our understanding of VOC emissions from anthropogenic sources has advanced significantly in recent years, there is still a lack of knowledge concerning the contribution of biogenic VOC to the budget of organic trace gases and their impact on the formation of ozone in the troposphere. Improving ozone reduction strategies in the future requires a detailed understanding of the chemical processes in the troposphere.
This book comprises the results of atmospheric measurements obtained during the field campaign POPCORN (Photo-Oxidant Formation by Plant Emitted Compounds and OH Radicals in North-Eastern Germany) which was carried out to investigate the role and impact of biogenic trace gases on tropospheric chemistry. This volume describes meteorological situations and origins of air masses during the campaign, and presents measurements of a variety of trace gases, solar radiation and photolysis frequencies. Special attention is given to OH radical measurements and the in-situ comparison of the two OH measurement techniques.


Absorption Formaldehyd Troposphere chemistry ozone photochemistry spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Rudolph
    • 1
  • R. Koppmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Chemistry Department and Centre for Atmospheric ChemistryYork UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Institute for Atmospheric ChemistryResearch Centre JülichGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5158-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0813-5
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