Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1161–1186, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-1161-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1161–1186, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-1161-2017
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 et al.

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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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