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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1217–1239, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1217-2018
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Special issue: StratoClim stratospheric and upper tropospheric processes...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1217–1239, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1217-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 31 Jan 2018

Research article | 31 Jan 2018

MIPAS observations of volcanic sulfate aerosol and sulfur dioxide in the stratosphere

Annika Günther et al.

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Satellite-borne data of sulfur dioxide and a new data set of sulfate aerosol volume densities, as retrieved from MIPAS measurements, are studied in the upper-troposphere–lower-stratosphere region. General patterns of enhanced aerosol are in agreement with SO2. Via chemical transport model simulations for two volcanic eruptions in the Northern Hemisphere midlatitudes, we show that the volcanic enhancements in MIPAS SO2 and sulfate aerosol are consistent in terms of mass and transport patterns.
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