Accession Number : AD0801276

Title :   THE LATITUDE DISTRIBUTION OF OZONE AT HIGH ALTITUDE, DEDUCED FROM A SATELLITE MEASUREMENT OF THE EARTH'S RADIANCE AT 2840A.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jun 65-Jun 66,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Rawcliffe, R. D. ; Elliott, D. D.

Report Date : JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The radiance of the earth's daylit atmosphere at 2840 A has been measured with a satellite-borne radiometer as a function of latitude along the 2 o'clock meridian and as a function of angle of insolation. The data are compared with the expected radiances calculated using three different ozone distributions. Using the relation between radiance and ozone concentration, the data also are analyzed to give the latitude distribution of the high altitude (>35 km) ozone. This analysis shows that the seasonal variation of the high altitude ozone appears to be about 6 months out of phase with the well known seasonal variation near the peak of the ozone profile (maximum in late winter and minimum in late summer). The spectral distribution of the UV radiance calculated by a number of authors along with the present measurement and the data of other experimenters, are summarized and compared.

Descriptors :   (*OZONE, HIGH ALTITUDE), DISTRIBUTION, MEASUREMENT, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, VISIBLE SPECTRA, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, RADIOMETERS, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, SOLAR RADIATION, EARTH(PLANET), ATMOSPHERES, SKY BRIGHTNESS, ALBEDO.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE