Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3351–3372, 2018

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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3351–3372, 2018

Research article 12 Jun 2018

Research article | 12 Jun 2018

Dynamic–gravimetric preparation of metrologically traceable primary calibration standards for halogenated greenhouse gases

Myriam Guillevic et al.

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We present new primary calibration scales for five halogenated greenhouse gases. The preparation method, newly applied to halocarbons, is dynamic and gravimetric and allows the generation of reference gas mixtures at near-ambient levels (pmol mol−1). Each prepared molar fraction is traceable to the realisation of SI units (International System of Units) and is assigned an uncertainty estimate following international guidelines.