Accession Number : AD0750404

Title :   The Distribution of Atmospheric Ozone Derived from Optical Extinction Measurements,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS SCHOOL OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s) : Mantis,Homer T.

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Simultaneous measurements of the ozone profile and the solar extinction in the Chappuis bands have been used to obtain an absorption coefficient for calculating the ozone distribution from extinction measurements. The absorption coefficient was found to exhibit line absorption characteristics, but at moderate absorber paths, the absorption coefficient varied only slowly so that satisfactory ozone profiles can be obtained in the atmosphere below the balloon. At short absorber paths uncertainties in the absorption coefficient restricted the accuracy of the ozone calculation but the observations do detect a variation in the ozone concentration above the balloon from sunrise to sunset. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, *OZONE), CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), DISTRIBUTION, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, VISIBLE SPECTRA, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, DIURNAL VARIATIONS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE