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AMT | Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 73–84, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-73-2020
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 73–84, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-73-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 10 Jan 2020

Research article | 10 Jan 2020

Stability of halocarbons in air samples stored in stainless- steel canisters

Tanja J. Schuck et al.

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Air sample collection aboard aircraft is a tool to measure atmospheric trace gas mixing ratios at altitude. We present results on the stability of 28 halocarbons during storage of air samples collected in stainless-steel flasks inside an automated air sampling unit which is part of the CARIBIC instrument package. Selected fluorinated compounds grew during the experiments while short-lived compounds were depleted. Individual substances were additionally influenced by high mixing ratios of ozone.
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