Methyl Iodide (CH3I) in the atmosphere

a nice methyl iodide picture

From summer 1998 to spring 2000 I worked in Daniel Jacob's Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group at Harvard.

I compiled a database of sources and sinks of methyl iodide (CH3I), which can be used as a tracer of atmospheric circulation in global circulation models, and ran some preliminary tests in the Harvard GEOS-CHEM atmospheric model.

Here's an abstract (html) and manuscript (PostScript) of the project.

Bell, N, L Hsu, DJ Jacob, MG Schultz, DR Blake, JH Butler, DB King, JM Lobert, E Maier-Reimer, 2001, Methyl iodide: atmospheric budget and use as a tracer of marine convection in global models, J. Geophys. Res., 10.1029/2001JD001151. [abstract and link]

Last modified 27 December 2002.
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