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Nitrogen Dioxide

  • Definition: A reddish-brown gas, produced by natural bacterial action in soil and by combustion processes at high temperatures. In the presence of sunlight, it breaks down into nitric oxide and atomic oxygen. In polluted air, nitrogen dioxide acts as an agent in the production of photochemical smog.

    Source: Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere (fifth edition) by C. Donald Ahrens

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