The surprising polar troposphere

Chemical processes in the troposphere are driven by a combination of factors. Emissions from the Earth’s surface, either natural or anthropogenic, are the primary source of trace gases in the troposphere. The energy driving many chemical reactions is derived from the Sun, hence the reactions are “photochemical”. Transport processes can distribute longerlived trace gases to locations remote from their origin. In this article, Dr Anna Jones, from the BritishAntarctic Survey, describes some of the highly surprising phenomena that have been discovered in the polar troposphere over the past twenty years.

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Jones, A.E.

On this site: Anna Jones
Date:
1 January, 2007
Journal/Source:
Environmental Chemistry Group Bulletin / July 2007
Page(s):
6-9