Articles | Volume 15, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6867–6877, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-6867-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6867–6877, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-6867-2015

Research article 23 Jun 2015

Research article | 23 Jun 2015

Chlorine isotope composition in chlorofluorocarbons CFC-11, CFC-12 and CFC-113 in firn, stratospheric and tropospheric air

S. J. Allin et al.

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Stratospheric ozone protects life on Earth from harmful UV-B radiation. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are man-made compounds which act to destroy this barrier. This paper presents (1) the first measurements of the stratospheric δ(37Cl) of CFCs -11 and -113; (2) the first quantification of long-term trends in the tropospheric δ(37Cl) of CFCs -11, -12 and -113. This study provides a better understanding of source and sink processes associated with these destructive compounds.
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