Articles | Volume 18, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5785–5797, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-5785-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5785–5797, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-5785-2018

Research article 25 Apr 2018

Research article | 25 Apr 2018

Atmospheric bromoform at Cape Point, South Africa: an initial fixed-point data set on the African continent

Brett Kuyper et al.

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Atmospheric measurements of a single biogenic compound, bromoform, released from phytoplankton and kelp were made at Cape Point, South Africa. These measurements are the first long-term, fixed-point measurements in southern Africa. This compound is the largest transport of bromine to the atmosphere, and this plays an important role in climate change. The short time series presented here shows large quantities of bromoform in the atmosphere.
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