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https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-4351-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-4351-2022
Data description paper
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23 Sep 2022
Data description paper |  | 23 Sep 2022

Northern hemispheric atmospheric ethane trends in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (2006–2016) with reference to methane and propane

Mengze Li, Andrea Pozzer, Jos Lelieveld, and Jonathan Williams

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We present a northern hemispheric airborne measurement dataset of atmospheric ethane, propane and methane and temporal trends for the time period 2006–2016 in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. The growth rates of ethane, methane, and propane in the upper troposphere are -2.24, 0.33, and -0.78 % yr-1, respectively, and in the lower stratosphere they are -3.27, 0.26, and -4.91 % yr-1, respectively, in 2006–2016.
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