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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 2121–2148, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-2121-2015

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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 2121–2148, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-2121-2015

Research article 20 May 2015

Research article | 20 May 2015

Aircraft measurements of BrO, IO, glyoxal, NO2, H2O, O2–O2 and aerosol extinction profiles in the tropics: comparison with aircraft-/ship-based in situ and lidar measurements

R. Volkamer et al.

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Tropospheric halogens and small oxygenated VOC (OVOC) modify tropospheric HOx and NOx, O3 and aerosols. We have measured bromine monoxide (BrO), iodine monoxide (IO), glyoxal (CHOCHO) profiles from research aircraft in the tropical troposphere and compare with ship- and aircraft-based in situ sensors. Our measurements point to the need to improve the representation of halogens and organic carbon sources in atmospheric models.