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Volume 17, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7567–7579, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-7567-2017
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7567–7579, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-7567-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 22 Jun 2017

Research article | 22 Jun 2017

Observations of bromine monoxide transport in the Arctic sustained on aerosol particles

Peter K. Peterson et al.

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High-spatial-resolution aircraft measurements in the Arctic showed the sustained transport of reactive bromine in a lofted layer via heterogeneous reactions on aerosol particles. This process provides an explanation for free tropospheric reactive bromine and the significant spatial extent of satellite-observed bromine monoxide. The knowledge gained herein improves our understanding of the fate and transport of atmospheric pollutants in the Arctic.
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