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Volatile Organic Compounds

  • Definition: A class of organic compounds that are released into the atmosphere from sources such as motor vehicles, paints, and solvents. VOCs (which include hydrocarbons) contribute to the production of secondary pollutants, such as ozone.

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

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