OH, Hydroxyl Radical
The hydroxyl radical, OH, is responsible for the oxidation of most of the compounds that are released into, or formed in, the atmosphere.
In the the presence of organic matter (VOC), the hydroxyl radical is an intermediate in the formation of photochemical smog) In relatively unpolluted air, the photolysis of ozone or water (H2O) leads to hydroxyl radical formation. In the lower atmosphere it is formed by the reaction of excited oxygen atoms O(1D) with water or by the reaction of hydroperoxyl radicals with nitric oxide. In the stratosphere it is involved in ozone-destroying catalytic cycles.
|(1) Atmospheric Chemistry Models ||(5) Tracer of Air Motions |
|(2) Air Quality ||(6) stratosphere-troposphere exchange |
|(3) Monitoring of Biomass Burning ||(7) Climate Change |
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GES DISC Datasets
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|Begin Date ||End Date ||Data Access ||Doc |
|Profiles of Hydroxyl Radical (OH) (mixing ratios at different pressure levels); pixel resolution ||vmr ||Aura/MLS ||2004-08-08 ||Current ||ML2OH ||Y |
|Profiles of Hydroxyl Radical (OH) (mixing ratios at different pressure levels); global gridded ||vmr ||Aura/MLS ||2004-08-08 ||Current || ||Y |
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