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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 6495–6519, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-6495-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 6495–6519, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-6495-2020

Research article 05 Jun 2020

Research article | 05 Jun 2020

The isotopic composition of atmospheric nitrous oxide observed at the high-altitude research station Jungfraujoch, Switzerland

Longfei Yu et al.

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We observed the isotopic composition of nitrous oxide in the unpolluted air at Jungfraujoch for 5 years. Our results indicate a clear seasonal pattern in the isotopic composition, corresponding with that in atmospheric nitrous oxide levels. This is most likely due to temporal variations in both emission processes and air mass sources for Jungfraujoch. Our findings are of importance to global nitrous oxide modelling and to better understanding of long-term trends in atmospheric nitrous oxide.
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