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Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 117-124

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Vertical profiles of acetylene in the troposphere and stratosphere

  • J. RudolphAffiliated withInstitut für Chemie 3: Atmosphärische Chemie, Kernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbH
  • , D. H. EhhaltAffiliated withInstitut für Chemie 3: Atmosphärische Chemie, Kernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbH
  • , A. KhedimAffiliated withInstitut für Chemie 3: Atmosphärische Chemie, Kernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbH

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Abstract

Stratospheric measurements of acetylene up to altitudes of 30 km are presented. The air samples were collected during three different balloon flights, two of them at 44°N, one at 32°N using balloon borne, liquid neon-cooled, cryosamplers. Their acetylene concentration was measured in the laboratory by flame ionisation gaschromatography. The different profiles at 32°N and 44°N are discussed with respect to possible vertical exchange processes and compared with published model calculations.

Key words

Acetylene stratospheric profiles trace gas measurements stratosphere-troposphere exchange