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Volume 17, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4177–4187, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4177-2017
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4177–4187, 2017
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Research article 28 Mar 2017

Research article | 28 Mar 2017

Measuring FeO variation using astronomical spectroscopic observations

Stefanie Unterguggenberger et al.

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This study focuses on the analysis of astronomical medium-resolution spectra from the VLT in Chile to measure airglow pseudo-continuum emission of FeO in the optical regime. Compared to OH or Na emissions, this emission is difficult to measure. Using 3.5 years of spectroscopic data, we found annual and semi-annual variations of the FeO emission. Furthermore, we used WACCM to determine the quantum yield of the FeO-producing Fe + O3 reaction in the atmosphere, which has not been done before.
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