Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Research article
25 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 25 Jan 2017

Probing the subtropical lowermost stratosphere and the tropical upper troposphere and tropopause layer for inorganic bromine

Bodo Werner, Jochen Stutz, Max Spolaor, Lisa Scalone, Rasmus Raecke, James Festa, Santo Fedele Colosimo, Ross Cheung, Catalina Tsai, Ryan Hossaini, Martyn P. Chipperfield, Giorgio S. Taverna, Wuhu Feng, James W. Elkins, David W. Fahey, Ru-Shan Gao, Erik J. Hintsa, Troy D. Thornberry, Free Lee Moore, Maria A. Navarro, Elliot Atlas, Bruce C. Daube, Jasna Pittman, Steve Wofsy, and Klaus Pfeilsticker


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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Dec 2016) by Jianzhong Ma
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Dec 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Jan 2017)
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (23 Dec 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Jan 2017) by Jianzhong Ma
AR by Klaus Pfeilsticker on behalf of the Authors (05 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The paper reports on inorganic and organic bromine measured in the tropical tropopause layer (TTL) over the eastern Pacific in early 2013. Bryinorg is found to increase from a mean of 2.63 ± 1.04 ppt for θ in the range of 350–360 K to 5.11 ± 1.57 ppt for θ=390 ± 400 K, whereas in the subtropical lower stratosphere, it reaches 7.66 ± 2.95 ppt for θ in the range of 390–400 K. Within the TTL, total bromine is found to range from 20.3 ppt to 22.3 ppt.
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