Articles | Volume 18, issue 16
Research article
21 Aug 2018
Research article |  | 21 Aug 2018

Importance of seasonally resolved oceanic emissions for bromoform delivery from the tropical Indian Ocean and west Pacific to the stratosphere

Alina Fiehn, Birgit Quack, Irene Stemmler, Franziska Ziska, and Kirstin Krüger


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (22 Jun 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jun 2018) by Rolf Müller
RR by Mengchu Tao (25 Jun 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (17 Jul 2018)
ED: Publish as is (19 Jul 2018) by Rolf Müller
Short summary
Oceanic very short-lived substances, VSLS, contribute to stratospheric halogen loading and ozone depletion. We created bromoform emission inventories with monthly resolution for the tropical Indian Ocean and west Pacific and modeled the atmospheric transport of bromoform with the particle dispersion model FLEXPART/ERA-Interim. Results underline that the seasonal and regional stratospheric bromine entrainment critically depends on the seasonality and spatial distribution of the VSLS emissions.
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