Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3217–3239, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-3217-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3217–3239, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-3217-2015

Research article 23 Mar 2015

Research article | 23 Mar 2015

Seasonal changes in the tropospheric carbon monoxide profile over the remote Southern Hemisphere evaluated using multi-model simulations and aircraft observations

J. A. Fisher et al.

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The Southern Hemisphere (SH) serves as an important test bed for evaluating our understanding of the processes that drive the composition of the clean background atmosphere. Using data from two aircraft campaigns, combined with four atmospheric chemistry models, we find a large sensitivity in the remote SH to biogenic emissions and their subsequent chemistry and transport. Future model evaluation and measurement campaigns should prioritize reducing uncertainties in these processes.
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