J. Phys. IV France
Volume 121, December 2004
Page(s) 223 - 238

J. Phys. IV France 121 (2004) 223-238

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2004121015

Recent applications of Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy: Halogen chemistry in the lower troposphere

A. Saiz-Lopez and J.M.C. Plane

School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

This chapter provides a comprehensive review of the atmospheric chemistry of halogens in the lower troposphere, including a discussion of the important ways in which halogens affect this region of the atmosphere. It then describes the recent progress made in observing these species by the Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS) technique. A brief description of the technique and its capabilities is also provided.

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