标题：Atmospheric Chemistry of Oxygenated Volatile Organic Compounds: Impacts on Air Quality and Climate
作者：Mellouki, A.;Wallington, T. J.;Chen, J.
作者机构：[Mellouki, A] Environment Research Institute, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Ji'nan, 250100, China, ICARE, OSUC 更多
通讯作者地址：[Mellouki, A]Shandong Univ, Environm Res Inst, Sch Environm Sci & Engn, Jinan 250100, Peoples R China.
摘要：Oxygenated volatile organic compounds (OVOC) are generally more reactive than the alkanes from which they are derived. OVOCs play an active role in the sequence of chemical reactions responsible for tropospheric ozone formation in both polluted and remote environments. Historical measurements of ambient ozone levels and modeling studies suggest that, as a result of human activities, there has been a significant increase in the global tropospheric ozone concentration. In the atmosphere, oxygenated volatile organic compounds from both anthropogenic and biogenic sources undergo various chemical and physical processes, leading to their transformation or removal from the atmosphere. The oxygenated compounds play an important role in determining the oxidizing capacity of the troposphere both on a regional and a global scale. Ozone is a greenhouse gas, and at high concentrations it is known to have adverse effects on human health and ecosystems.