A13E:
VOC Chemistry and OH Reactivity: Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns III Posters


Session ID#: 8720

Session Description:
The tropospheric reactions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particularly biogenic VOCs, play a fundamental role in governing air quality and climate, yet remain poorly understood. Multi-faceted research is being conducted to elucidate the processes involved in VOC oxidation and their reaction products. Recent studies have identified the key contributions of peroxy radicals, organic nitrates and oxygenated VOCs to ambient hydroxyl radical (OH) reactivity, which controls atmospheric lifetimes of most compounds, influencing aerosol and ozone formation.

More such strategic studies are needed to address the failure of models to simulate production of air quality and climate-relevant species, particularly at low-NOx and varied temporal and spatial scales. Recent technological advances show promise in producing the observational data, previously too sparse or time-limited, necessary to fully constrain the chemistry in these models and account for missing OH reactivity.

This session invites presentations highlighting best practice in combining laboratory experiments, in-situ measurements and modelling.

Primary Conveners:  Kirsti Ashworth, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Conveners:  Tran Nguyen, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, Vinayak Sinha, IISER Mohali, Manauli Po, India and William C Porter, Massachusetts Inst of Tech, Cambridge, MA, United States
Chairs:  Vinayak Sinha, IISER Mohali, Manauli Po, India and Kirsti Ashworth, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Tran Nguyen, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • IGBP: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme -
Index Terms:

0305 Aerosols and particles [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0315 Biosphere/atmosphere interactions [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0365 Troposphere: composition and chemistry [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0490 Trace gases [BIOGEOSCIENCES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Robert Wegener1, Julia Jäger2, Andreas Hofzumahaus1, Hendrik Fuchs3, Sebastian Gomm4, Sebastian Broch3, Rolf Häseler4, Frank Holland1, Ralf Tillmann4, Thomas F Mentel5, Astrid Kiendler-Scharr4, Andreas Wahner3, Jennifer Kaiser6, Keding Lu7, Glenn Wolfe8, Frank N Keutsch6 and Mitchell P Thayer9, (1)Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich 52428, Germany, (2)Scientific Analysis Laboratories Limited, Manchester, United Kingdom, (3)Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, IEK-8: Troposphere, Jülich, Germany, (4)Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, IEK-8: Troposphere, Jülich, Germany, (5)IEK-8-Troposphere, Juelich, Germany, (6)Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, (7)Peking University, State Key Joint Laboratory or Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Beijing, China, (8)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (9)University of Wisconsin Madison, Chemistry, Madison, WI, United States
Danny R Cryer1, Robert Woodward-Massey1, Lisa K Whalley1,2, Trevor Ingham1,2, Leigh Crilley3, Louisa J Kramer4, Claire Reeves5, Grant Forster5,6, David Oram5,7, Brian Bandy5, Chris Reed8, James D Lee8,9, William Bloss10 and Dwayne E Heard1,2, (1)University of Leeds, School of Chemistry, Leeds, United Kingdom, (2)National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, (3)University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, (4)University of Birmingham, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Birmingham, United Kingdom, (5)National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Leeds, United Kingdom, (6)School for Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom, (7)University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom, (8)Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories, Department of Chemistry, University of York, York, United Kingdom, (9)National Centre for Atmospheric Science, York, United Kingdom, (10)University of Birmingham, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Birmingham, B15, United Kingdom
Zhujun Yu1, Ralf Tillmann1, Thorsten Hohaus1, Hendrik Fuchs2, Anna Novelli3, Robert Wegener1, Martin Kaminski1, Sebastian H. Schmitt2, Andreas Wahner1 and Astrid Kiendler-Scharr1, (1)Institute of Energy and Climate Research, IEK-8, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany, (2)Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, IEK-8: Troposphere, Jülich, Germany, (3)Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, IEK-8: Troposphere, Jülich, Germany
Pamela Rickly1, Brandon Bottorff2, Michelle Lew2, Philip S Stevens3, Thierry Leonardis4, Nadine Locoge4, Sofia Sklaveniti5, Sebastien Dusanter6, Shuvashish Kundu7, Ezra C D Wood8 and Drew R Gentner9, (1)Indiana University Bloomington, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Bloomington, IN, United States, (2)Indiana University Bloomington, Chemistry, Bloomington, IN, United States, (3)Indiana University, School of Public and Envrionmental Affairs, Bloomington, IN, United States, (4)IMT Lille Douai, Atmospheric Sciences and Environmental Engineering (SAGE), Douai, France, (5)School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, United States, (6)Ecole des Mines de Douai, Douai Cedex, France, (7)University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, United States, (8)U. of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States, (9)Yale University, Chemical & Environmental Engineering, New Haven, CT, United States
Rebecca Schwantes1, Hanna Lignell2, Renee McVay1, Katherine Schilling3, Matthew Mitchell Coggon4, Xuan Zhang1 and John Seinfeld4, (1)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Univ California, Irvine, CA, United States, (3)U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Forest Park, GA, United States, (4)California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Pasadena, CA, United States
Chiu Tung Cheng1, Chun Yin Chow1, Man Nin Chan1, Andreas Zuend2, Thomas Berkemeier3 and Manabu Shiraiwa4, (1)Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, (2)McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, (3)Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Atlanta, United States, (4)Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
Lance Lee and Kevin R Wilson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
Paola Massoli1, Harald Stark1,2, Manjula R Canagaratna1, Jordan Krechmer3, Andrew T Lambe1, Gabriel A Isaacman-VanWertz4, John B Nowak5, Joel Kimmel6, Jesse H Kroll4, John Toulson Jayne7 and Douglas R Worsnop1, (1)Aerodyne Research Inc., Billerica, MA, United States, (2)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (5)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (6)Tofwerk AG, Thun, Switzerland, (7)Aerodyne Research Inc, Billerica, MA, United States
Huan Li1, Zhongming Chen1, Liubin Huang1 and Dao Huang1,2, (1)Peking University, Beijing, China, (2)Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Jennifer Kaiser1, Kate Skog2, Karsten Baumann3, Steven B Bertman4, Steven S Brown5, William H Brune6, John D Crounse7, Joost A De Gouw5, Eric S Edgerton8, Philip Allen Feiner6, Allen H Goldstein9, Abigail Koss10, Pawel K Misztal9, Tran Nguyen11, Kevin Frederick Olson9, Jason Michael St Clair12, Alex Teng11, Paul O Wennberg13, Robert J Wild14, Li Zhang15 and Frank N Keutsch1, (1)Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)UW-Madison, Madison, WI, United States, (3)Atmospheric Research and Analysis, Morrisville, NC, United States, (4)Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, United States, (5)NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States, (7)California Institute of Technology, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Pasadena, CA, United States, (8)Atmospheric Research & Analysis, Inc., Cary, NC, United States, (9)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (10)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (11)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (12)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (13)California Institute of Technology, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Pasadena, CA, United States, (14)Colorado University/NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO, United States, (15)Pennsylvania State Univ, University Park, PA, United States
Sarah Safieddine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States and Colette L Heald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cambridge, MA, United States
Fulizi Xiong and Paul B Shepson, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States
Paul Romer1, Kaitlin Duffey1, Robert J Wild2, Abigail Koss3, Joost A De Gouw4, Kevin Frederick Olson1, Allen H Goldstein1, Philip Allen Feiner5, Li Zhang6, William H Brune7, Juliane Fry8, Hannah Allen9, Benjamin R Ayres10, Danielle Draper10, Steven S Brown4, Alex Teng11, Tran Nguyen11, John D Crounse9, Paul O Wennberg12, Paul J Wooldridge13 and Ronald C Cohen1, (1)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Colorado University/NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States, (6)Pennsylvania State Univ, University Park, PA, United States, (7)Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States, (8)Reed College, Dept. of Chemistry, Portland, OR, United States, (9)California Institute of Technology, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Pasadena, CA, United States, (10)Reed College, Portland, OR, United States, (11)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (12)California Institute of Technology, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Pasadena, CA, United States, (13)University of California, Dept. of Chemistry, Berkeley, CA, United States
Azimeh Zare, Ronald C Cohen and Paul Romer, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Chirantan Sarkar1, Abhijit Chatterjee1, Dipanjali Majumdar2, Sibaji Raha1, Sanjay Kumar Ghosh1 and Anjali Srivastava3, (1)Bose Institute, Kolkata, India, (2)National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Kolkta, India, (3)National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, New Delhi, India
Daniel C Anderson1, Julie M Nicely1, Ross J Salawitch2, Glenn M Wolfe3, Thomas F Hanisco3, Russell R Dickerson1, Eric C Apel4, Elliot L Atlas5, Sunil Baidar6, Nicola J Blake7, Teresa Lynn Campos8, Dexian Chen9, Barbara K Dix10, Rafael Fernandez11, L Gregory Huey12, Douglas Edward Kinnison8, Theodore Konstantinos Koenig13, Samuel R Hall8, Rebecca S Hornbrook8, J F Lamarque8, Laura Pan8, Daniel D Riemer14, Alfonso Saiz-Lopez15, David Tanner16, Kirk Ullmann8, Rainer M Volkamer10, Andrew John Weinheimer17, Michael Robert Le Breton18, Carl Percival19 and Thomas Bannan18, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States, (6)University of Colorado at Boulder, Cooperate Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (7)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (8)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (9)Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States, (10)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (11)Institute of Physical Chemistry Rocasolano, CSIC, Madrid, Spain, (12)Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States, (13)University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Boulder, CO, United States, (14)Self Employed, Washington, DC, United States, (15)Spanish National Research Council, Zaragoza, Spain, (16)Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, United States, (17)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States, (18)University of Manchester, Manchester, M13, United Kingdom, (19)University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Weiwei Hu1, Brett B Palm1, Lina Hacker2, Pedro Campuzano Jost1, Doug A Day1, Suzane S de Sá3, Benjamin R Ayres4, Danielle Draper4, Juliane Fry4, Amber M Ortega1, Astrid Kiendler-Scharr5, Aki Pajunoja6, Annele Virtanen6, Jordan Krechmer1, Manjula R Canagaratna7, Samantha Thompson1, Reddy L. N. Yatavelli1, Harald Stark7,8, Douglas R Worsnop7, Scot T Martin9, Delphine Farmer10, Steven S Brown11 and Jose L Jimenez1, (1)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich 52428, Germany, (3)Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, (4)Reed College, Portland, OR, United States, (5)Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, IEK-8: Troposphere, Jülich, Germany, (6)University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland, (7)Aerodyne Research Inc., Billerica, MA, United States, (8)University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Chemistry, Boulder, CO, United States, (9)Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, (10)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (11)NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Mary Kacarab1, Lijie Li2, William P. L. Carter1 and David R Cocker III1, (1)University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, United States, (2)California Institute of Technology, Environmental Science and Engineering, Pasadena, CA, United States
Mica C Smith1, Wen Chao2,3, Allen Ting2, Chun-Hung Chang2, Liang-Chun Lin2,3, Kaito Takahashi2, Kristie A Boering4 and Jim Jr-Min Lin2,3, (1)University of California Berkeley, Chemistry, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, (3)National Taiwan University, Chemistry, Taipei, Taiwan, (4)University of California Berkeley, Chemistry and Earth & Planetary Science, Berkeley, CA, United States
Alexandre Kukui1, Sebastien Dusanter2,3, Stéphane Sauvage4, Valerie Gros5, Thierry Bourrianne6, Karine Sellegri7, Jinhe Wang8, Aurélie Colomb7, Jean-Marc Pichon7, Hui Chen8,9, Cerise Kalogridis5, Nora Zannoni5, Bernard Bonsang5, Vincent Michoud4, Nadine Locoge10 and Thiery Leonardis10, (1)Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie de l'Environnement et de l'Espace (LPC2E), CNRS, Orléans, France, (2)Indiana University, School of Public and Envrionmental Affairs, Bloomington, IN, United States, (3)Mines Douai, Douai, France, (4)IMT Lille Douai, Atmospheric Sciences and Environmental Engineering (SAGE), Douai, France, (5)Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France, (6)Météo France, CNRS, CNRM-GAME, Toulouse, France, (7)Laboratoire de Météorologie Physique Observatoire de Physique du Globe de Clermont-Ferrand, Aubiere Cedex, France, (8)Fudan Univ, Shanghai Key Lab Atmospher Particle Pollut & Prev, Dept Environm Sci & Engn, Shanghai, China, (9)ICARE, CNRS, Orléans, France, (10)Mines Douai, Atmospheric Sciences and Environmental Engineering (SAGE), F-59508 Douai, France
Beth Friedman1, Patrick Brophy2, William H Brune3 and Delphine Farmer2, (1)Colorado State University, Department of Chemistry, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (2)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (3)Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States
Julie Van Hong Bui1, Saul Perez-Montano1, Eric S. W. Li1, Thomas E. Nelson1, Kieu T Ha1, Linda Leong1, Laura T Iraci2 and Annalise L Van Wyngarden3, (1)San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, United States, (2)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (3)San Jose State University, Department of Chemistry, San Jose, CA, United States
Patrick Brophy and Delphine Farmer, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States