Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 2631–2652, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-2631-2017

Special issue: StratoClim stratospheric and upper tropospheric processes...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 2631–2652, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-2631-2017

Research article 21 Feb 2017

Research article | 21 Feb 2017

Global carbonyl sulfide (OCS) measured by MIPAS/Envisat during 2002–2012

Norbert Glatthor et al.

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To date, information on the global distribution of atmospheric carbonyl sulfide (OCS) is still rather sparse. However, detailed knowledge of the OCS distribution is of scientific interest, because this trace gas is on one of the major sources of atmospheric sulfur, which is a prerequisite of the stratospheric aerosol layer. Under this aspect we present a comprehensive space-borne data set of global OCS concentrations covering the period from June 2002 to April 2012.
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