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Measuring atmospheric trace gases using mass spectrometry

Vasquez, Krystal (2021) Measuring atmospheric trace gases using mass spectrometry. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, 2 (5). p. 305. ISSN 2662-138X. doi:10.1038/s43017-021-00163-x. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20210421-144115182

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Abstract

Three gases account for 99.93% of Earth’s atmosphere: nitrogen, oxygen and argon. The remaining fraction is made up of countless other compounds, each of which exist in concentrations of less than a few hundredths of a percent. Despite their seemingly insignificant quantities, however, many of these trace gases contribute to air pollution, either directly or through the chemical formation of other atmospheric species. Accurate measurement of these trace compounds is therefore essential for monitoring and forecasting air quality. Yet, low atmospheric abundances and inadvertent destruction of highly reactive molecules by many existing analytical methods present challenges to quantification.


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Additional Information:© 2021 Nature Publishing Group. Published 01 April 2021. The author declares no competing interests.
Subject Keywords:Atmospheric chemistry
Issue or Number:5
DOI:10.1038/s43017-021-00163-x
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Official Citation:Vasquez, K. Measuring atmospheric trace gases using mass spectrometry. Nat Rev Earth Environ 2, 305 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017-021-00163-x
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