It has also altered the pollution chemistry in the atmosphere, making the eye-stinging “organic nitrate” component of air pollution plummet, according to a new study.
An article about the new findings by Pollack and her colleagues was accepted for publication last month in the Journal of Geophysical Research:Atmospheres, a journal of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).
PAN is the organic nitrate compound historically associated with eye irritation (the “sting”) in Los Angeles smog.“Compiling long-term trends in precursors and secondary products, then seeing all the data together on paper, really made changes in the chemistry stand out,” Pollack said.
Contact information for the author:
Ilana Pollack, CIRES scientist, (303)-497-5826, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Weiss | American Geophysical Union
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