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Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 385–394 | Cite as

Monitoring of the integrated column of hydrogen fluoride above the Jungfraujoch Station since 1977 — the HF/HCl column ratio

  • R. Zander
  • G. Roland
  • L. Delbouille
  • A. Sauval
  • C. B. Farmer
  • R. H. Norton
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Abstract

The amount of hydrogen fluoride (HF) above the International Scientific Station of the Jungfraujoch (Switzerland) has been monitored during the last 8 years. The results deduced spectro-scopically from solar IR absorption measurements near 2.48 μm indicate a cumulative trend equivalent to (8.5±1)% increase per year, as well as short-term variability which appears to be strongly correlated with meridional circulation patterns during the February–April months. Based on intensified measurements made over the last three years, it is found that the integrated content of HF undergoes a seasonal change with a minimum occurring in the fall. The HF/HCl ratio derived from simultaneous HF and HCl measurements was found equal to 0.15 during the period 1977–79, and 0.24 for the 1983–85 timespan.

Key words

Hydrogen fluoride atmospheric composition trace gases trends 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Zander
    • 1
  • G. Roland
    • 1
  • L. Delbouille
    • 1
  • A. Sauval
    • 2
  • C. B. Farmer
    • 3
  • R. H. Norton
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of AstrophysicsUniversity of LiègeLiège-OugrèeBelgium
  2. 2.Observatoire Royal de BelgiqueBrussels-UccleBelgium
  3. 3.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaU.S.A.

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