Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3311–3325, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-3311-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3311–3325, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-3311-2016

Research article 14 Mar 2016

Research article | 14 Mar 2016

Polar stratospheric cloud evolution and chlorine activation measured by CALIPSO and MLS, and modeled by ATLAS

Hideaki Nakajima et al.

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This paper presents the first trial of analyzing amount of chlorine activation on different PSC compositions by using match analysis on trajectories initiated from PSC locations identified by CALIPSO/CALIOP measurements. The measured minor species such as HCl and ClO by MLS are compared with ATLAS chemistry-transport model (CTM) results. PSC growth to NAT, NAT/STS mixture, and ice were identified by different temperature decrease histories on trajectories.
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