Recent field observations have led to suggestions that nitrogen oxide processes, and particularly the formation of
IONO2, are critical to the nocturnal fate of atmospheric iodine. IONO2 decomposes on a timescale of several minutes
to IO and NO2 and is an important tropospheric reservoir for iodine, but large uncertainties remain concerning
both the rate coefficients of its formation and decomposition, and of its absorption cross-section and photolysis
rate. To better constrain these uncertainties, a series of chamber experiments was carried out to investigate these
reactions and molecular properties. The iodine-Nitrogen Oxides CHamber ExperimentS (iNOCHES) campaign
involved groups from Bayreuth, Cork, and Heidelberg and early results from the campaign are presented here.
Instrumentation included an unusually high number of broadband optical cavity spectrometers, providing direct
measurements of NO2, IO, OIO, I2, NO3, and IONO2 in the near-UV, blue, green, and red spectral regions. Most
reactions were carried out under dark conditions and at different temperatures. Because different reaction pathways
dominate in the absence of light, the iNOCHES study complements other investigations of some of the same
reactions via photolytically-initiated chemistry.