Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3785–3797, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3785-2017

Special issue: The Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) (ACP/GMD inter-journal...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3785–3797, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3785-2017

Research article 20 Mar 2017

Research article | 20 Mar 2017

A new time-independent formulation of fractional release

Jennifer Ostermöller et al.

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We analysed the temporal evolution of fractional release factors (FRFs) from EMAC model simulations for several halocarbons and nitrous oxide. The current formulation of FRFs yields values that depend on the tropospheric trend of the species. This is a problematic issue for the application of FRF in the calculation of steady-state quantities (e.g. ODP). Including a loss term in the calculation, we develop a new formulation of FRF and find that the time dependence can almost be compensated.
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