Accession Number : AD0632871

Title :   ON THE INFLUENCE OF WATER VAPOUR ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE,

Corporate Author : CANADIAN ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)

Personal Author(s) : Roney,P. L.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Using the chemical mechanism proposed by Hampson for the formation of the ozone layer in the presence of stratospheric water vapour, it is suggested that the latitudinal and seasonal distribution of total ozone concentration may be explained as readily by the controlling effect of water vapour as by circulatory mass motions. Water vapour catalytically reduces lower stratospheric ozone, and, on the assumption that the stratosphere is much wetter at the equator than at the poles, it is possible to account for the higher total ozone content at the poles above that at the equator. An apparent seasonal variation of water vapour content in the tropics would then be in accord with complementary seasonal variations of total ozone content. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OZONE, *STRATOSPHERE), (*WATER VAPOR, STRATOSPHERE), (*PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, STRATOSPHERE), GASES, DISTRIBUTION, ATMOSPHERES, METEOROLOGY

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE