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1 PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut 2 MPIC - Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie

Abstract : Uptake of HOBr on sea salt aerosol, sea salt brine or ice is believed to be a key process providing a source of photolabile bromine Br2 and sustaining ozone depletion cycles in the arctic troposphere. In the present study, uptake of HOBr on sodium bromide NaBr aerosol particles was investigated at an extremely low HOBr concentration of 300 cm-3 using the short-lived radioactive isotopes 83-86Br. Under these conditions, at maximum one HOBr molecule was taken up per particle. The rate of uptake was clearly limited by the mass accommodation coefficient, which was calculated to be 0.6±0.2. This value is a factor of 10 larger than estimates used in earlier models. The atmospheric implications are discussed using the box model -MOCCA-, showing that the increase of the accommodation coefficient of HOBr by a factor of 10 only slightly affects net ozone loss, but significantly increases chlorine release.

Autor: M. Wachsmuth - H. W. Gäggeler - R. Von Glasow - M. Ammann -



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