Articles | Volume 22, issue 14
Research article
28 Jul 2022
Research article |  | 28 Jul 2022

A renewed rise in global HCFC-141b emissions between 2017–2021

Luke M. Western, Alison L. Redington, Alistair J. Manning, Cathy M. Trudinger, Lei Hu, Stephan Henne, Xuekun Fang, Lambert J. M. Kuijpers, Christina Theodoridi, David S. Godwin, Jgor Arduini, Bronwyn Dunse, Andreas Engel, Paul J. Fraser, Christina M. Harth, Paul B. Krummel, Michela Maione, Jens Mühle, Simon O'Doherty, Hyeri Park, Sunyoung Park, Stefan Reimann, Peter K. Salameh, Daniel Say, Roland Schmidt, Tanja Schuck, Carolina Siso, Kieran M. Stanley, Isaac Vimont, Martin K. Vollmer, Dickon Young, Ronald G. Prinn, Ray F. Weiss, Stephen A. Montzka, and Matthew Rigby


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-298', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-298', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Jun 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-298', Luke Western, 21 Jun 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Luke Western on behalf of the Authors (21 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Jul 2022) by Gabriele Stiller
Short summary
The production of ozone-destroying gases is being phased out. Even though production of one of the main ozone-depleting gases, called HCFC-141b, has been declining for many years, the amount that is being released to the atmosphere has been increasing since 2017. We do not know for sure why this is. A possible explanation is that HCFC-141b that was used to make insulating foams many years ago is only now escaping to the atmosphere, or a large part of its production is not being reported.
Final-revised paper