Stratospheric CℓO: In‐situ detection with a new approach

Wm H. Brune, E. M. Weinstock, M. J. Schwab, R. M. Stimfle, J. G. Anderson

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Stratospheric chlorine monoxide concentrations were measured in situ using a new and improved observational method in which the detection package is lowered and then reeled back up. Two reel down and reel up sequences covering 38 to 31 km produced [CℓO] profiles which agree with each other to ± 12%. The measured [CℓO] profile falls within the envelope of nine previous "fast" parachute drop results, but exhibits a different shape, peaking near 32 km as opposed to ∼39 km for the average of the previous profiles. These results are consistent with the profiles derived from remote sensing methods, and indicate the need for simultaneous measurements of relevant species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-444
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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