Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
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, Markus Jesswein, Markus Thoma, Andreas Engel, Kieran Stanley, and Tanja Schuck


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
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.