SHARP - Study of Houston Atmospheric Radical Precursors


Campaign Intensive Dates 15 April – 31 May, 2009

Based on the TexAQS-II and TRAMP findings concerning radical processes in the Houston atmosphere, the SHARP project intends to investigate the following processes:

  1. The contribution of direct emissions of radical precursors HCHO and HONO from flares, stacks, and other point and mobile sources.
  2. The identification of formation pathways of HONO (Night/Day, surface, heterogeneous, homogenous).
  3. Impact of of soot (fresh and coated) on chemistry, radiation (photochemistry/climate), and dynamics.
  4. The ambient levels of ClNO2 in Houston and potential as a radical source.
  5. The relative importance of measured radicals and other “missing” radical sources.
  6. Identify important Springtime ozone formation mechanisms in Houston.

Reducing uncertainties surrounding these processes will improve our ability to model radicals and ozone formation.

Forecast Picture of the Day

Forecast 28 May 2009

TCEQ Ozone Watch for 27-28th May

This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. North wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. North wind around 5 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. North wind around 5 mph.

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29 May 2009

Ozone in da house!!!

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