Accession Number : AD0606141

Title :   THE EFFECT OF STRATOSPHERIC TRANSPORT PROCESSES ON THE OZONE DISTRIBUTION AND OZONE VARIATIONS AND THEIR RELATION TO STRATOSPHERIC WARMINGS.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 8,

Corporate Author : HIGH ALTITUDE OBSERVATORY BOULDER COLO

Personal Author(s) : London,Julius ; Prabhakara,Cuddapah

Report Date : AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This discussion covers an attempt to derive the steady state of meridional and vertical ozone distribution by considering a combination of photochemical and atmospheric transport processes. The new equilibrium distributions are derived for the year and for each of the seasons separately. One of the strongest stratospheric warmings associated with a marked breakdown of the circumpolar vortex occurred during the period January-February 1958. At this time there were relatively few data of the stratospheric distribution of ozone. However, as a result of the IGY program, a large number of total ozone observations were taken, and it is thus possible to analyse the variations of total ozone amount as related to changes in the structure of the polar stratosphere at the time of this event. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OZONE, STRATOSPHERE), (*STRATOSPHERE, OZONE), ATMOSPHERES, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, DISTRIBUTION, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, METEOROLOGY, GEOPHYSICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE