Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 7233–7254, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-7233-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 7233–7254, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-7233-2019

Research article 03 Jun 2019

Research article | 03 Jun 2019

Ozone and carbon monoxide observations over open oceans on R/V Mirai from 67° S to 75° N during 2012 to 2017: testing global chemical reanalysis in terms of Arctic processes, low ozone levels at low latitudes, and pollution transport

Yugo Kanaya et al.

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ED: Publish as is (09 May 2019) by Neil Harris
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Ozone and carbon monoxide levels were uniquely observed (for > 10 000 h) over oceans from 67° S to 75° N. Tropospheric chemistry reanalysis v2 reproduced the observed evolution of pollution plumes from continents but underpredicted and overpredicted ozone levels in the Arctic and in the western Pacific equatorial region, respectively. Processes to explain the gaps are proposed, including halogen-mediated destruction in the low latitudes. Our open data set will complement the TOAR data collection.
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