Ozone loss derived from balloon-borne tracer measurements in the 1999/2000 Arctic winter

Robinson, A. D. and Millard, G. A. and Danis, F. and Guirlet, M. and Harris, N. R. P. and Lee, A. M. and McIntyre, J. D. and Pyle, J. A. and Arvelius, J. and Dagnesjo, S. and Kirkwood, S. and Nilsson, H. and Toohey, D. W. and Deshler, T. and Goutail, F. and Pommereau, J. P. and Elkins, J. W. and Moore, F. and Ray, E. and Schmidt, U. and Engel, A. and Muller, M. (2005) Ozone loss derived from balloon-borne tracer measurements in the 1999/2000 Arctic winter. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 5. pp. 1423-1436. DOI 10.5194/acp-5-1423-2005

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Abstract

Balloon-borne measurements of CFC11 (from the DIRAC in situ gas chromatograph and the DESCARTES grab sampler), ClO and O3 were made during the 1999/2000 Arctic winter as part of the SOLVE-THESEO 2000 campaign, based in Kiruna (Sweden). Here we present the CFC-11 data from nine flights and compare them first with data from other instruments which flew during the campaign and then with the vertical distributions calculated by the SLIMCAT 3D CTM.We calculate ozone loss inside the Arctic vortex between late January and early March using the relation between CFC11 and O3 measured on the flights. The peak ozone loss (1200 ppbv) occurs in the 440–470K region in early March in reasonable agreement with other published empirical estimates. There is also a good agreement between ozone losses derived from three balloon tracer data sets used here. The magnitude and vertical distribution of the loss derived from the measurements is in good agreement with the loss calculated from SLIMCAT over Kiruna for the same days.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2006 AREP 2005 P IA51
Subjects: 99 - Other
Divisions: 99 - Other
Journal or Publication Title: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Volume: 5
Page Range: pp. 1423-1436
Identification Number: 10.5194/acp-5-1423-2005
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2010 17:54
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 09:59
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/1801

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