Articles | Volume 18, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 11729–11738, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 11729–11738, 2018
Research article
17 Aug 2018
Research article | 17 Aug 2018

Toward resolving the budget discrepancy of ozone-depleting carbon tetrachloride (CCl4): an analysis of top-down emissions from China

Sunyoung Park et al.

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Multi-year, real-time atmospheric carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) record obtained at Gosan station (33° N, 126° E) presents evidence of significant unreported emissions of this first-generation ozone-depleting substance. The missing emissions (~ 19 Gg yr−1) for China contribute to approximately 54 % of global emissions and are most likely related to CCl4 escape occurring during the production of chlorinated compounds and their usage as feedstocks and process agents in chemical manufacturing industries.
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