Articles | Volume 19, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6497–6507, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-6497-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6497–6507, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-6497-2019

Research article 16 May 2019

Research article | 16 May 2019

Effect of sea salt aerosol on tropospheric bromine chemistry

Lei Zhu et al.

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We quantify the effect of sea salt aerosol on tropospheric bromine chemistry with a new mechanistic description of the halogen chemistry in a global atmospheric chemistry model. For the first time, we are able to reproduce the observed levels of bromide activation from the sea salt aerosol in a manner consistent with bromine oxide radical measured from various platforms. Sea salt aerosol plays a far more complex role in global tropospheric chemistry than previously recognized.
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