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Carbon tetrafluoride from MIPAS measurements

Abstract:

Carbon tetrafluoride (CF4 or FC-14) is produced mainly as a byproduct of the manufacture of aluminum. CF4 does not harm the stratospheric ozone layer, but it is a powerful greenhouse gas due to its absorption characteristics in the infrared. It is an inert tracer and has a very long lifetime in the stratosphere (probably many thousands of years). Thus it is expected to be uniformly mixed both geographically and vertically around the globe. Measurements of the carbon tetrafluoride reveal that ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
Journal:
European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue:
628
Publication date:
2006-07-05
ISSN:
0379-6566
URN:
uuid:4231d5b2-f7e6-4186-9889-83066ff8edf3
Source identifiers:
321759
Local pid:
pubs:321759
Language:
English

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