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Formation and Distribution of Marine Biogenic Halocarbons with Emphasis on Polar Regions


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Title: Formation and Distribution of Marine Biogenic Halocarbons with Emphasis on Polar Regions
Authors: Karlsson, Anders
E-mail: anders.karlsson@chem.gu.se
Issue Date: 19-Oct-2012
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Science
Institution: Department of Chemistry ; Institutionen för kemi
Parts of work: Karlsson, A., Auer, N., Schulz-Bull, D. and Abrahamsson, K. (2008), Cyanobacterial blooms in the Baltic - A source of halocarbons, Marine Chemistry, 2008, 110(3-4), 129-139,
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Karlsson, A., Theorin, M., Snoeijs, P. and Abrahamsson, K. (2012), Volatile Halogenated Organic Compounds in Pack-ice and Snow in the Central Arctic Ocean, Unpublished Manuscript

Karlsson, A., Theorin, M. and Abrahamsson, K. (2012), Distribution, transport and production of volatile halocarbons in the upper waters of the ice covered high Arctic Ocean, Unpublished Manuscript

Mattson, E., Karlsson, A., Smith, W. O., Abrahamsson, K. (2012), The relationship between biophysical variables and halocarbon distributions in the waters of the Amundsen and Ross Seas, Antarctica, Marine Chemistry, 141-142, 1-9,
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Mattsson, E., Karlsson, A. and Abrahamsson, K. (2012), Regional Sinks of Bromoform in the Southern Ocean, Unpublished Manuscript
Date of Defence: 2012-11-09
Disputation: Fredagen den 9 november 2012, kl. 10.15, sal KB, Kemihuset, Kemigården 4, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: volatile biogenic halocarbons
Arctic Ocean
Southern Ocean
sea ice
snow
air-sea exchange
cyanobacteria
Abstract: It is well-established that marine micro- and macroalgae form volatile halogenated compounds (halocarbons). Production occurs throughout the world ocean with strong regional sources in coastal areas. In the atmosphere, these compounds are converted to reactive inorganic halogen compounds, which degrade ozone. Biogenic halocarbons typically contain iodine or bromine, which have higher ozone depletion potentials than chlorine. The main pathway of halocarbon formation involves haloperoxidases,... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8545-8
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/30345
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