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Sensitivity and Uncertainty of Reaction Mechanisms for Photochemical Air Pollution

Falls, Andrew H. and McRae, Gregory J. and Seinfeld, John H. (1979) Sensitivity and Uncertainty of Reaction Mechanisms for Photochemical Air Pollution. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 11 (11). pp. 1137-1162. ISSN 0538-8066. doi:10.1002/kin.550111102.

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A sensitivity/uncertainty analysis is performed on a mechanism describing the chemistry of the polluted troposphere. General features of the photochemical reaction system are outlined together with an assessment of the uncertainties associated with the formulations of mechanistic details and rate data. The combined effects of sensitivity and uncertainty are determined using the Fourier amplitude sensitivity test (FAST) method. The results of this analysis identify the key parameters influencing the chemistry of NO_2, O_3, and PAN. Based on these findings, a series of recommendations are made for future experimental kinetic studies.

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Additional Information:© 1979 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Received September 12, 1978; Revised May 25, 1979; Accepted June 5, 1979. This work was supported by the Environmental Protection Agency under grant R805537. Computational resources were provided by the California Air Resources Board under contract A7-187-30. Comments and assistance by Dr. Marcia Dodge and Dr. James Tilden are gratefully appreciated.
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)R805537
California Air Resources BoardA7-187-30
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Official Citation:Falls, A. H., McRae, G. J. and Seinfeld, J. H. (1979), Sensitivity and uncertainty of reaction mechanisms for photochemical air pollution. Int. J. Chem. Kinet., 11: 1137–1162. doi: 10.1002/kin.550111102
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