Trace H2S Promotes Organic Aerosol Production and Organosulfur Compound Formation in CO2-CH4-N2 Haze Chemistry Public Deposited
The dataset contains the data for the paper 'Trace H2S Promotes Organic Aerosol Production and Organosulfur Compound Formation in CO2/CH4/N2 Haze Photochemistry'. An abstract for the paper is as follows: Organic haze and sulfur gases are ubiquitous in planetary atmospheres and were likely present in Earth’s Archean atmosphere. Currently, there are few experiments investigating how H2S influences organic haze chemistry on Archean Earth. Here, we present results from laboratory haze-analogue experiments probing the role of H2S in the composition and total mass of aerosol produced from precursor mixtures of Archean-like gas fluxes (e.g., pCO2 ~3-50xPAL). We show that trace H2S enhances organic aerosol production at all CO2 mixing ratios studied, and we observe both organic and inorganic sulfur aerosol products. Our finding challenges predictions that H2SO4 and S8 were the primary sulfur reservoirs in Earth’s Archean atmosphere, and these results suggest that inorganic sulfur and organic haze chemistry are tightly coupled during the formation of organic hazes in the atmospheres of the Archean Earth and likely Archean-like exoplanets.
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