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Stratospheric Lifetimes of Cfc-12, Ccl4, Ch4, Ch3Cl and N2O from Measurements Made by the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment-fourier Transform Spectrometer (Ace-fts) : Volume 13, Issue 2 (14/02/2013)

By Brown, A. T.

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Title: Stratospheric Lifetimes of Cfc-12, Ccl4, Ch4, Ch3Cl and N2O from Measurements Made by the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment-fourier Transform Spectrometer (Ace-fts) : Volume 13, Issue 2 (14/02/2013)  
Author: Brown, A. T.
Volume: Vol. 13, Issue 2
Language: English
Subject: Science, Atmospheric, Chemistry
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
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Volk, C. M., Schoeberl, M. R., Boone, C. D., Brown, A. T., & Bernath, P. F. (2013). Stratospheric Lifetimes of Cfc-12, Ccl4, Ch4, Ch3Cl and N2O from Measurements Made by the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment-fourier Transform Spectrometer (Ace-fts) : Volume 13, Issue 2 (14/02/2013). Retrieved from

Description: Department of Physics, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5DD, UK. Long lived halogen-containing compounds are important atmospheric constituents since they can act both as a source of chlorine radicals, which go on to catalyse ozone loss, and as powerful greenhouse gases. The long term impact of these species on the ozone layer is dependent on their stratospheric lifetimes. Using observations from the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment Fourier Transform Spectrometer (ACE-FTS) we present calculations of the stratospheric lifetimes of CFC-12, CCl4, CH4, CH3Cl and N2O. The lifetimes were calculated using the slope of the tracer-tracer correlation of these species with CFC-11 at the tropopause. The correlation slopes were corrected for the changing atmospheric concentrations of each species based on age of air and CFC-11 measurements from samples taken aboard the Geophysica aircraft – along with the effective linear trend of the VMR from tropical ground-based AGAGE sites. Stratospheric lifetimes were calculated using a CFC-11 lifetime of 45 yr. These calculations produced values of 113 + (−) 26 (18) yr (CFC-12), 35 + (−) 11 (7) yr (CCl4), 195 + (−) 75 (42) yr (CH4), 69 + (−) 65 (23) yr (CH3Cl) and 123 + (−) 53 (28) yr (N2O). The errors on these values are the weighted 1-σ non-systematic errors. The stratospheric lifetime of CH3Cl represents the first calculations of the stratospheric lifetime of CH3Cl using data from a space based instrument.

Stratospheric lifetimes of CFC-12, CCl4, CH4, CH3Cl and N2O from measurements made by the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment-Fourier Transform Spectrometer (ACE-FTS)

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