Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3609–3629, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-3609-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3609–3629, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-3609-2016

Research article 17 Mar 2016

Research article | 17 Mar 2016

Trapping, chemistry, and export of trace gases in the South Asian summer monsoon observed during CARIBIC flights in 2008

Armin Rauthe-Schöch et al.

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The flying laboratory CARIBIC onboard a passenger aircraft measured trace gases and aerosol particles in the upper tropospheric Indian summer monsoon anticyclone in summer 2008. We used the measurements together with meteorological analyses to investigate the chemical signature of the northern and southern part of the monsoon, the source regions from where the air was entrained into the monsoon and which parts of the world received polluted air that had been chemically processed in the monsoon.
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