biogenic hydrocarbon

biogenic hydrocarbon

Any non-methane hydrocarbon of natural (i.e., trees), primarily isoprene and -pinene origin which, like anthropogenic hydrocarbons, can undergo photo-oxidation in the presence of nitrogen oxides, producing ozone.
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Using a regional atmospheric model of the eastern United States--the Comprehensive Air Quality Model with extensions (CAMx)--they quantify the variable impact that a fixed quantity of NOx emitted from individual sources can have on the downwind concentration of surface O3, depending on temperature and local biogenic hydrocarbon emissions.
The new findings add to emerging evidence that plants emit substantial amounts of so-called biogenic hydrocarbons.