A strong source of methyl chloride to the atmosphere from tropical coastal land

  title={A strong source of methyl chloride to the atmosphere from tropical coastal land},
  author={Y. Yokouchi and Y. Noijiri and L. Barrie and D. Toom-Sauntry and T. Machida and Y. Inuzuka and H. Akimoto and H-J Li and Y. Fujinuma and S. Aoki},
  • Y. Yokouchi, Y. Noijiri, +7 authors S. Aoki
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Nature
  • Methyl chloride (CH3Cl), the most abundant halocarbon in the atmosphere, has received much attention as a natural source of chlorine atoms in the stratosphere. The annual global flux of CH3 Cl has been estimated to be around 3.5 Tg on the grounds that this must balance the loss through reaction with OH radicals (which gives a lifetime for atmospheric CH3Cl of 1.5 yr). The most likely main source of methyl chloride has been thought to be oceanic emission, with biomass burning the second largest… CONTINUE READING
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