Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2659–2673, 2016

Special issue: Oxidant Production over Antarctic Land and its Export...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2659–2673, 2016

Research article 03 Mar 2016

Research article | 03 Mar 2016

Oxygen isotope mass balance of atmospheric nitrate at Dome C, East Antarctica, during the OPALE campaign

Joël Savarino et al.


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Short summary
Atmospheric nitrate is collected on the East Antarctic ice sheet. Nitrogen and oxygen stable isotopes and concentrations of nitrate are measured. Using a box model, we show that there is s systematic discrepancy between observations and model results. We suggest that this discrepancy probably results from unknown NOx chemistry above the Antarctic ice sheet. However, possible misconception in the stable isotope mass balance is not completely excluded.
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