Articles | Volume 16, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10501–10519, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-10501-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10501–10519, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-10501-2016

Research article 22 Aug 2016

Research article | 22 Aug 2016

Satellite observations of stratospheric hydrogen fluoride and comparisons with SLIMCAT calculations

Jeremy J. Harrison et al.

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HF, the dominant stratospheric fluorine reservoir, results from the atmospheric degradation of anthropogenic species such as CFCs, HCFCs, and HFCs. All are strong greenhouse gases, and CFCs and HCFCs deplete stratospheric ozone. We report the comparison of HF global distributions and trends measured by the ACE-FTS and HALOE satellite instruments with the output of SLIMCAT, a chemical transport model. The global HF trends reveal a slowing down in the rate of increase of HF since the 1990s.
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