Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 833–844, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 833–844, 2018
Research article
23 Jan 2018
Research article | 23 Jan 2018

Vertical distributions of N2O isotopocules in the equatorial stratosphere

Sakae Toyoda et al.

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Short summary
By analysis of whole air samples collected by balloon-borne compact cryogenic samplers, we found that apparent isotope effect for stratospheric N2O between 25 and 30 km over the Equator is larger than that observed in other latitudes and that it is almost equal to the effect predicted by laboratory simulation experiments. These results suggest that equatorial middle stratosphere can be treated as an isolated region when we consider the decomposition of N2O by photochemical processes.
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