The long-range transport of organic compounds

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Abstract

The complex composition of atmospheric organic compounds reflects the variety of their sources - plant emissions, industrial and combustion effluents, agricultural sources, etc. - as well as secondary products that result from chemical and photochemical reactions in the troposphere. Some organic compounds are sufficiently stable to be transported far from their sources in continental regions to remote areas of the ocean or to other continents. Such long-range transport is clearly evident, for example, in the global distribution of high-molecular-weight chlorinated hydrocarbons. Thus in this chapter I briefly review several classes of organic compounds in the atmosphere and discuss their concentrations, transport, and deposition and aspects of their chemical transformation. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-135
Number of pages31
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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