Articles | Volume 21, issue 24
Research article
20 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 20 Dec 2021

The Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding global climatology of BrONO2 2002–2012: a test for stratospheric bromine chemistry

Michael Höpfner, Oliver Kirner, Gerald Wetzel, Björn-Martin Sinnhuber, Florian Haenel, Sören Johansson, Johannes Orphal, Roland Ruhnke, Gabriele Stiller, and Thomas von Clarmann


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-535', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-535: Review of the manuscript “The MIPAS global climatology of BrONO2 2002–2012: a test for stratospheric bromine chemistry” by Hopfner et al., ACPD, 2021.', Rafael Pedro Fernandez, 18 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Michael Höpfner on behalf of the Authors (03 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Nov 2021) by Michel Van Roozendael
Short summary
BrONO2 is an important reservoir gas for inorganic stratospheric bromine linked to the chemical cycles of stratospheric ozone depletion. Presently infrared limb sounding is the only way to measure BrONO2 in the atmosphere. We provide global distributions of BrONO2 derived from MIPAS observations 2002–2012. Comparisons with EMAC atmospheric modelling show an overall agreement and enable us to derive an independent estimate of stratospheric bromine of 21.2±1.4pptv based on the BrONO2 measurements.
Final-revised paper