NUMERICAL CALCULATIONS OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE TRANSPORT.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The vertical distribution of ozone was observed by the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories North American ozonesonde network from 29 April 1963 to 10 May 1963 on a daily basis. This observed data, supplemented by twenty-four hour trajectory calculations, was used to prepared distributions of ozone mixing ratio on the 200, 100, 50, and 30 mb surfaces. The ozone distributions were evaluated for the ozone transport by mean and eddy motions in the lower stratosphere. The results of these calculations show the magnitude of the horizontal and vertical transport of ozone into and out of the 3050, 50100, and 100200 mb volume over North America. The mean vertical transport, supported by the vertical eddy transport, is combined to move the ozone primarily downward through the stratosphere. At the tropopause the vertical eddies transport the ozone to the troposphere for eventual destruction. Author
- Atmospheric Physics