Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 117–124 | Cite as

Vertical profiles of acetylene in the troposphere and stratosphere

  • J. Rudolph
  • D. H. Ehhalt
  • A. Khedim


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 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Rudolph
    • 1
  • D. H. Ehhalt
    • 1
  • A. Khedim
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Chemie 3: Atmosphärische ChemieKernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbHJülichF.R. Germany

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