Articles | Volume 15, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 11753–11772, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-11753-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 11753–11772, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-11753-2015

Research article 22 Oct 2015

Research article | 22 Oct 2015

Modelling marine emissions and atmospheric distributions of halocarbons and dimethyl sulfide: the influence of prescribed water concentration vs. prescribed emissions

S. T. Lennartz et al.

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Marine-produced short-lived trace gases such as halocarbons and DMS significantly impact atmospheric chemistry. To assess this impact on ozone depletion and the radiative budget, it is critical that their marine emissions in atmospheric chemistry models are quantified as accurately as possible. We show that calculating emissions online with an interactive atmosphere improves the agreement with current observations and should be employed regularly in models where marine sources are important.
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