Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 907–921, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-907-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 907–921, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-907-2021

Model description paper 12 Feb 2021

Model description paper | 12 Feb 2021

A zero-dimensional view of atmospheric degradation of levoglucosan (LEVCHEM_v1) using numerical chamber simulations

Loredana G. Suciu et al.

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Understanding the atmospheric degradation of biomass burning tracers such as levoglucosan is essential to decreasing uncertainties in the role of biomass burning in air quality, carbon cycling and paleoclimate. Using a 0-D modeling approach and numerical chamber simulations, we found that the multiphase atmospheric degradation of levoglucosan occurs over timescales of hours to days, can form secondary organic aerosols and affects other key tropospheric gases, such as ozone.