Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9865-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9865-2019
Research article
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06 Aug 2019
Research article |  | 06 Aug 2019

Emissions of halocarbons from India inferred through atmospheric measurements

Daniel Say, Anita L. Ganesan, Mark F. Lunt, Matthew Rigby, Simon O'Doherty, Christina Harth, Alistair J. Manning, Paul B. Krummel, and Stephane Bauguitte

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Despite its emergence as a global economic power, very little information exists regarding India's halocarbon (CFC, HCFC, HFC and chlorocarbon) emissions. We report atmospheric measurements of these gases from above India, and use them to estimate India's emissions. Our results are consistent with the emissions profile of a developing country, with large emissions of HCFCs, HFCs and chlorocarbons not regulated under the Montreal Protocol, but little evidence for ongoing CFC consumption.
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