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Volume 16, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1773–1788, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1773-2016
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1773–1788, 2016
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Research article 15 Feb 2016

Research article | 15 Feb 2016

An exemplary case of a bromine explosion event linked to cyclone development in the Arctic

A.-M. Blechschmidt et al.
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A comprehensive case study of a comma-shaped bromine monoxide plume in the Arctic, which was transported by a polar cyclone and was observed by the GOME-2 satellite sensor over several days, is presented. By making combined use of different kinds of satellite data and numerical models, we demonstrate the important role of the frontal weather system in favouring the bromine activation cycle and blowing snow production, which may have acted as a bromine source during the bromine explosion event.
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