Articles | Volume 17, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10143–10162, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10143-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10143–10162, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10143-2017

Research article 30 Aug 2017

Research article | 30 Aug 2017

CCl4 distribution derived from MIPAS ESA v7 data: intercomparisons, trend, and lifetime estimation

Massimo Valeri et al.

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Atmospheric emissions of CCl4 are regulated by the Montreal Protocol due to its role as a strong ozone-depleting substance. The molecule is the subject of recent increased interest as a consequence of the discrepancy between atmospheric observations and reported production and consumption. We use MIPAS/ENVISAT data (2002–2012) to estimate CCl4 trends and lifetime. At 50 hPa we find a decline of about 30–35 % per decade. In the lower stratosphere our lifetime estimate is 47 (39–61) years.
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