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Volume 18, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1923–1944, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1923-2018
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1923–1944, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1923-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 12 Feb 2018

Research article | 12 Feb 2018

Atmospheric carbonyl sulfide (OCS) measured remotely by FTIR solar absorption spectrometry

Geoffrey C. Toon et al.

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OCS is the main form of atmospheric sulfur. It is produced near the earth's surface and destroyed primarily in the stratosphere, where it is converted to stratospheric sulfate aerosol (SSA). SSA plays an important role in atmospheric chemistry and transport and so it is important to better understand the factors that regulate OCS and hence SSA. Ground-based and balloon-borne infrared spectra observed over the past 30 years are analyzed to provide an improved OCS dataset.
OCS is the main form of atmospheric sulfur. It is produced near the earth's surface and...
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