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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10535–10563, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10535-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10535–10563, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10535-2017
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08 Sep 2017
Research article | 08 Sep 2017

A quantitative analysis of the reactions involved in stratospheric ozone depletion in the polar vortex core

Ingo Wohltmann et al.

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We present a quantitative analysis of the chemical reactions involved in polar ozone depletion in the stratosphere, and of the relevant reaction pathways and cycles. We show time series of reaction rates averaged over the core of the polar vortex in winter and spring for all relevant reactions. An emphasis is put on the partitioning of the relevant chemical families (nitrogen, hydrogen, chlorine, bromine and odd oxygen) and activation and deactivation of chlorine.
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