Peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN), peroxypropionyl nitrate (PPN) and PAN/ozone ratio measurements at three sites in Germany

K. A. Kourtidis, P. Fabian, C. Zerefos, B. Rappengluck

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Abstract

PAN and PPB have been measured for some months at a rural site (Lindau) and an urban site (Munich) and during 3 short campaigns at a forest site (National Park Bayerischer Wald) in 1988-1990. Monthly mean values of PAN at Lindau were highest during April. A strong positive correlation between PAN and O3 was found during months with high solar radiation, suggesting significant ozone production in the boundary layer at all three sites. The ozone/PAN ratios were lower at higher PAN concentrations at all sites. Influence of wind direction and speed on PAN levels, and dependence on the general weather type are also reported for the Lindau site. These data suggest significant transport from the former East Germany. PPN has also been detected, its concentration in Lindau and Munich being around 11% and 7% of that of PAN, respectively. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-457
Number of pages16
JournalTellus B
Volume45 B
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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