Topic 2d - Part 2 (Applications case study): NO2 models

In this video Johannes Flemming looks at a model showing Nitrogen Oxides produced from Lightning.

Lightning is the most important source of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) in the upper troposphere, as it indirectly influences the climate because it partly controls the concentration of ozone and hydroxyl radicals (OH) in the atmosphere. The high temperatures produced from a lightning strike causes Nitrogen and Oxygen (O2) in the air to react, forming Nitric Oxide (NO). The NO then very quickly reacts with more O2 to form Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2).

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  • Dr Johannes Flemming

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