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Bromine monoxide

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It plays an important role in the chemistry of the atmosphere because of its very high efficiency as a catalyst of the ozone destruction.
Bromine monoxide(BrO) enters the atmosphere as a result of both natural and anthropogenic activities. In the atmosphere BrO is produced from the destruction of Methyl Bromide (both natural and anthropogenic in origin) The chemical reaction involving BrO and Chlorine dioxide (OClO) result in the depletion of ozone in the stratosphere.


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Parameter Units Platform /Instrument Data Products
Begin Date End Date Data Access Doc
Vertical and Slant column Abundance of BrO, pixel resolution molecules/cm 2 Aura/OMI 2004-08-15 Current OMBRO Y
Vertical Profiles of BrO mixing ratio Aura/MLS 2004-08-08 Current ML2BRO Y

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