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The vertical distribution of CFM and related species in the stratosphere

  • A. Volz
  • D. H. Ehhalt
  • H. Cosatto


Available data on halogenated molecules in the stratosphere will be reviewed. Presently vertical profiles of CFCl3 and CF2Cl2 in the stratosphere exist to 50 km altitude. Only measurements in the lower stratosphere are reported for the other major halocarbons, CCl4 and CH3Cl. Profiles of the product species ClO, Cl, HCl, and HF exist to about 35 km.

Comparison with theoretical profiles from 1-D models shows generally good agreement except for ClO where the earliest measured concentrations exceed the calculated ones considerably.

Key Words

Chlorofluoromethanes Stratospheric chlorine Trace gas observation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Volz
  • D. H. Ehhalt
  • H. Cosatto
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Chemie 3: Atmosphärische ChemieKernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbHJülichFed. Rep. of Germany

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