Articles | Volume 22, issue 18
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12675-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12675-2022
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29 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 29 Sep 2022

Exploring the inorganic composition of the Asian Tropopause Aerosol Layer using medium-duration balloon flights

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The chemical composition of the stratospheric aerosols collected aboard high-altitude balloons above the summer Asian monsoon reveals the presence of nitrate/nitrite. Using numerical simulations and satellite observations, we found that pollution as well as lightning could explain some of our observations.
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