Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1161–1186, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1161-2016

Special issue: Marine trace gases and aerosols over tropical oceans (AMT/ACP...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1161–1186, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1161-2016

Research article 02 Feb 2016

Research article | 02 Feb 2016

Iodine's impact on tropospheric oxidants: a global model study in GEOS-Chem

T. Sherwen et al.

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Using a global chemical transport model (GEOS-Chem) with additional iodine emissions, chemistry, and deposition we show that iodine is responsible for ~ 9 % of global ozone loss but has negligible impacts on global OH. Uncertainties are large in the chemistry and emissions and future research is needed in both. Measurements of iodine species (especially HOI) would be useful. We believe iodine chemistry should be considered in future chemistry-climate and in air quality modelling.
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