An improved representation of fire non-methane organic gases (NMOGs) in models:...

Carter, T. S., C. L. Heald, J. H. Kroll, E. Apel, D. R. Blake, M. Coggon, A. Edtbauer, G. Gkatzelis, R. S. Hornbrook, J. Peischl, E. Y. Pfannerstill, F. Piel, N. G. Reijrink, A. Ringsdorf, C. Warneke, J. Williams, A. Wisthaler, and L. Xu (2022), An improved representation of fire non-methane organic gases (NMOGs) in models: emissions to reactivity, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 12093-12111, doi:10.5194/acp-22-12093-2022.

Fires emit a substantial amount of non-methane organic gases (NMOGs), the atmospheric oxidation of which can contribute to ozone and secondary particulate matter formation. However, the abundance and reactivity of these fire NMOGs are uncertain and historically not well constrained. In this work, we expand the representation of fire NMOGs in a global chemical transport model, GEOS-Chem. We update emission factors to Andreae (2019) and the chemical mechanism to include recent aromatic and ethene and ethyne model improvements (Bates et al., 2021; Kwon et al., 2021). We expand the representation of NMOGs by adding lumped furans to the model (including their fire emission and oxidation chemistry) and by adding fire emissions of nine species already included in the model, prioritized for their reactivity using data from the Fire Influence

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