Tropospheric Halogen Gases: Inorganic and Organic Components

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Science  07 May 1976:
Vol. 192, Issue 4239, pp. 549-550
DOI: 10.1126/science.192.4239.549


Inorganic and organic components of the gaseous tropospheric halogens chlorine, bromine, and iodine have been simultaneously measured. At four diverse remote locations the organic component contained the bulk of the halogen mass, varied less than the inorganic component, and was comparable in concentration to the independently measured halocarbon component.