Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Ocean Sci., 17, 509–525, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-509-2021
Ocean Sci., 17, 509–525, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-509-2021

Research article 09 Apr 2021

Research article | 09 Apr 2021

Medusa–Aqua system: simultaneous measurement and evaluation of novel potential halogenated transient tracers HCFCs, HFCs, and PFCs in the ocean

Pingyang Li and Toste Tanhua

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AR by Pingyang Li on behalf of the Authors (06 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Feb 2020) by Piers Chapman
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 Feb 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (28 Apr 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (27 May 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 Jun 2020) by Piers Chapman
AR by Pingyang Li on behalf of the Authors (14 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Aug 2020) by Piers Chapman
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (09 Sep 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (16 Sep 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (28 Sep 2020) by Piers Chapman
AR by Pingyang Li on behalf of the Authors (30 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Feb 2021) by Piers Chapman
AR by Pingyang Li on behalf of the Authors (16 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Observations of transient tracer distribution provide essential information on ocean ventilation. The use of several commonly used transient traces is limited as their atmospheric mole fractions do not monotonically change. Here we explore new potential oceanic transient tracers with an analytical system that simultaneously measures a large range of compounds. Combined with the known atmospheric history and seawater solubility, we discuss the utility of selected HCFCs, HFCs, and PFCs as tracers.