LATITUDE DISTRIBUTION OF THE DAYTIME OZONE PROFILE ABOVE THE PEAK.
Technical rept. Dec 66-Jun 67,
AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS
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The earths daytime radiance has been measured from 1700 to 3200A with 6A resolution. The spectrum, taken with an Ebert-Fastie monochromator on board a polar-orbiting satellite, was scanned every 1.5 deg of latitude as the satellite passed along a meridian from 60 deg N to 90 deg S. Using the Green-Twomey theory, we have analyzed the spectra to yield the latitude dependence of the value of the ozone scale height at about 50 km altitude. For local time 1230 hours on December 15, 1966, this scale height was symmetric about the equator with a shallow 10 minimum at the equator, and had a value of 3.8 km at the northern mid-latitudes. Author
- Atmospheric Physics