Articles | Volume 16, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8667–8693, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8667-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8667–8693, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8667-2016

Research article 15 Jul 2016

Research article | 15 Jul 2016

A semi-empirical model for mesospheric and stratospheric NOy produced by energetic particle precipitation

Bernd Funke et al.

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We present a semi-empirical model for the reconstruction of polar winter descent of reactive nitrogen (NOy) produced by energetic particle precipitation (EPP) into the stratosphere. It can be used to prescribe NOy in chemistry climate models with an upper lid below the EPP source region. We also found a significant reduction of the EPP-generated NOy during the last 30 years, likely affecting the long-term NOy trend by counteracting the expected increase caused by growing N2O emission.
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