I guess that when it rains it pours, right after Justine’s paper, we got another paper published today. This paper shows horizontal and vertical structures of bromine monoxide near Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow), Alaska from the 2012 NASA-funded BROMEX field campaign.
The paper investigates a period of lead opening (formation of a crack in the sea ice) and observes that convection associates with the newly open water vertically redistributes BrO (panel b), but has little effect on the total amount of BrO (panel a). The paper also is one of the first studies to use multiple MAX-DOAS instruments to determine local gradients in atmospheric gases. Read all about it.