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Volume 17, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9291–9309, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-9291-2017
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Research article 04 Aug 2017

Research article | 04 Aug 2017

Horizontal and vertical structure of reactive bromine events probed by bromine monoxide MAX-DOAS

William R. Simpson et al.

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We investigated Arctic atmospheric bromine chemistry during March–April 2012 to improve understanding of the role of sea ice and cracks in sea ice (leads) in this phenomenon. We find that leads vertically redistribute reactive bromine but that open/re-freezing leads are not major direct reactive halogen sources. Surface ozone depletion affects the vertical distribution and amount of reactive halogens, and aerosol particles are necessary but not sufficient to maintain reactive bromine aloft.
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