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2. They conclude that the past industrial release rates have been underestimated. 9 Mt at that time. A rough extrapolation of the cumulative emission curve in figure 2 yields exactly the same value. In view of the atmospheric life time given above it would thus appear that the emission data are underestimated by at least 20%. Latitudinal surveys carried out during 1978 and 1979 indicate that the transition from the northern hemisphere mixing ratios to the southern hemisphere levels take place, like for methyl chloroform, almost entirely within the tropics [77, 73].
The other halogenated hydrocarbons, listed in the lower part of the table, hold the remaining 12%. However, the atmospheric lifetimes of CH 2 CI 2 , CHCI 3 , CCl 2 = CCl2 and CHCI = CCl 2 are so short, that they are almost entirely decomposed in the troposphere, their decomposition products being scavenged by precipitation. These substances will not be discussed in this review, which focuses on halocarbons that have an impact on the upper atmosphere. The fully halogenated hydrocarbons, CFC-l13, CFC-1l4, CFC-115, and CFC-13, together contain about 3% of the organically bound chlorine present in the atmosphere.
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Air Pollution by Dr. H. van Dop, Prof. Dr. P. Fabian, Dr. H. Güsten, Dr. J. M. Hales, Dr. A. Wint (auth.)