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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3981–4003, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-3981-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3981–4003, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-3981-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 29 Mar 2019

Research article | 29 Mar 2019

The role of chlorine in global tropospheric chemistry

Xuan Wang et al.

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AR by Xuan Wang on behalf of the Authors (25 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Jan 2019) by Rolf Sander
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Feb 2019)
RR by Erin E. McDuffie (24 Feb 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Feb 2019) by Rolf Sander
AR by Xuan Wang on behalf of the Authors (03 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Mar 2019) by Rolf Sander
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Chlorine radicals have a broad range of implications for tropospheric chemistry, air quality, and climate. We present a comprehensive simulation of tropospheric chlorine in a global 3-D model, which includes explicit accounting of chloride mobilization from sea salt aerosol. We find the chlorine chemistry contributes 1.0 % of the global oxidation of methane and decreases global burdens of tropospheric ozone by 7 % and OH by 3 % through the associated bromine radical chemistry.
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