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

@article{Yokouchi2000ASS,
  title={A strong source of methyl chloride to the atmosphere from tropical coastal land},
  author={Yoko Yokouchi and Y. Noijiri and L. A. Barrie and Desiree Toom‐Sauntry and Toshinobu Machida and Yoko Inuzuka and Hajime Akimoto and H.-J. Li and Yoshinori Fujinuma and Shuji Aoki},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={403},
  pages={295-298}
}
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… 
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