THE EFFECT OF STRATOSPHERIC TRANSPORT PROCESSES ON THE OZONE DISTRIBUTION AND OZONE VARIATIONS AND THEIR RELATION TO STRATOSPHERIC WARMINGS.
Scientific rept. no. 8,
HIGH ALTITUDE OBSERVATORY BOULDER COLO
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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