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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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.