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Volume 16, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12205–12217, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12205-2016
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Special issue: Biogeochemical processes, tropospheric chemistry and interactions...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12205–12217, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12205-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Research article 29 Sep 2016

Research article | 29 Sep 2016

Meteorological constraints on oceanic halocarbons above the Peruvian upwelling

Steffen Fuhlbrügge et al.
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This study presents novel observations of the very short lived substances (VSLSs) bromoform, dibromomethane and methyl iodide with high-resolution meteorological measurements and Lagrangian transport in the Peruvian upwelling. With a simple source–loss estimate we identified VSLS abundances below the trade inversion to be significantly influenced by advection of regional sources, underscoring the importance of oceanic upwelling and trade winds on the atmospheric distribution of VSLS emission.
This study presents novel observations of the very short lived substances (VSLSs) bromoform,...
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