A Test of Thermodynamic Equilibrium Models and 3-D Air Quality Models for Predictions of Aerosol NO3
The inorganic species of sulfate, nitrate and ammonium constitute a major fraction of atmospheric aerosols. The behavior of nitrate is one of the most intriguing aspects of inorganic atmospheric aerosols because particulate nitrate concentrations depend not only on the amount of gas-phase nitric acid, but also on the availability of ammonia and sulfate, together with temperature and relative humidity. Particulate nitrate is produced mainly from the equilibrium reaction between two gas-phase species, HNO3 and NH3.
KeywordsRoot Mean Square Error Aerosol Phase Winter Case Thermodynamic Equilibrium Model Gaussian Random Error
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