Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4669–4687, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4669-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4669–4687, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4669-2021

Research article 23 Jun 2021

Research article | 23 Jun 2021

An indirect-calibration method for non-target quantification of trace gases applied to a time series of fourth-generation synthetic halocarbons at the Taunus Observatory (Germany)

Fides Lefrancois et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2020-488', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2020-488', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Mar 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2020-488', Anonymous Referee #3, 23 Mar 2021
  • RC4: 'Comment on amt-2020-488', Anja Claude, 25 Mar 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Fides Lefrancois on behalf of the Authors (19 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (28 May 2021) by Yoshiteru Iinuma
AR by Fides Lefrancois on behalf of the Authors (31 May 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Synthetic halocarbons can contribute to stratospheric ozone depletion or to climate change. In many applications they have been replaced over the last years. The presented non-target analysis shows an application approach to quantify those replacements retrospectively, using recorded data of air measurements with gas chromatography coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry. We focus on the retrospective analysis of the fourth-generation halocarbons, detected at Taunus Observatory in Germany.