Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) Project Integration

Alkyl nitrates (RONO2)

Despite accounting for a substantial proportion of the tropospheric reactive nitrogen pool, alkyl nitrates, including methyl nitrate, have received relatively little attention thus far. Published work appears limited to a small number of research campaigns (Chuck et al., 2002; Moore and Blough, 2002; Dahl et al., 2005; Dahl et al., 2007).

  1. Chuck, A.L. et al. (2002) Direct evidence for a marine source of C1 and C2 alkyl nitrates. Science 297(5584): 1151-1154.
  2. Dahl, E.E. et al. (2005) Saturation anomalies of alkyl nitrates in the tropical Pacific Ocean. GRL 32(20): art. no.-L20817.
  3. Dahl, E.E. et al. (2007) Alkyl nitrate (C1-C3) depth profiles in the tropical Pacific Ocean. JGR 112: art. no. -C01012.
  4. Moore, R.M. and Blough, N.V. (2002) A marine source of methyl nitrate. GRL 29(15): art. no.-1737.

Implementation Group 1 also examines these other short-lived components:

Dimethyl Sulphide | Organohalogens | Isoprene | Methanol | Ammonia | Aerosol and rain