Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 6837–6852, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-6837-2020

Special issue: New developments in atmospheric Limb measurements: Instruments,...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 6837–6852, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-6837-2020

Research article 16 Dec 2020

Research article | 16 Dec 2020

Validation of SMILES HCl profiles over a wide range from the stratosphere to the lower thermosphere

Seidai Nara et al.

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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Seidai Nara on behalf of the Authors (14 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Aug 2020) by Miriam Sinnhuber
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 Sep 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Oct 2020) by Miriam Sinnhuber
AR by Seidai Nara on behalf of the Authors (15 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Seidai Nara on behalf of the Authors (08 Dec 2020)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (15 Dec 2020) by Miriam Sinnhuber
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Short summary
In the atmosphere, more than 80 % of chlorine compounds are anthropogenic. Hydrogen chloride (HCl), the main stratospheric chlorine reservoir, is useful to estimate the total budget of the atmospheric chlorine compounds. We report, for the first time, the HCl vertical distribution from the middle troposphere to the lower thermosphere using a high-sensitivity SMILES measurement; the data quality is quantified by comparisons with other measurements and via theoretical error analysis.