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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000039054
Veröffentlicht am 02.05.2018
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DOI: 10.5194/acp-11-8053-2011
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Zitationen: 13
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Acetone variability in the upper troposphere: analysis of CARIBIC observations and LMDz-INCA chemistry-climate model simulations

Elias, T.; Szopa, S.; Zahn, A.; Schuck, T.; Brenninkmeijer, C.; Sprung, D.; Slemr, F.

Abstract:
This paper investigates the acetone variability in the upper troposphere (UT) as sampled during the CARIBIC airborne experiment and simulated by the LMDz- INCA global chemistry climate model. The aim is to (1) describe spatial distribution and temporal variability of acetone; (2) propose benchmarks deduced from the observed data set; and (3) investigate the representativeness of the observational data set. According to the model results, South Asia (including part of the Indian Ocean, all of India, China, and the Indochinese peninsula) and Europe (including Mediterranean Sea) are net source regions of acetone, where nearly 25% of North Hemispheric (NH) primary emissions and nearly 40% of the NH chemical production of acetone take place. The impact of these net source regions on continental upper tropospheric acetone is studied by analysing CARIBIC observations of 2006 and 2007 when most flight routes stretched between Frankfurt (Germany) and Manila (Philippines), and by focussing over 3 sub-regions where acetone variability is strong: Europe-Mediterranean, Central South China and South China Sea. Important spatial variability was ob ... mehr


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Spurenstoffe und Fernerkundung (IMK-ASF)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (IMK)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2011
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1680-7316, 1680-7324
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-390544
KITopen ID: 1000039054
HGF-Programm 12.04.03; LK 01
Erschienen in Atmospheric chemistry and physics
Band 11
Heft 15
Seiten 8053-8074
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