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Application of radiative perturbation theory to UV-ozone interactions
Author(s): Michael A. Box; Peter E. Loughlin; Thomas Trautmann
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Paper Abstract

Radiative perturbation theory is a technique for calculating the influence of selected atmospheric variations on certain radiative effects, such as fluxes, heating rates, etc. This technique has already demonstrated its utility by its ability to handle the wide variability of aerosol properties. In the present study, we have applied the technique to an examination of changes in deleterious UV radiation which reaches the ground as a function of changing levels of both ozone and stratospheric aerosol. Perturbation theory permits us to write our results in a particularly simple form, with an accuracy at least as good as the available biological response data. Currently, we are turning our attention to the photochemistry involved in the production and destruction of stratospheric ozone. In collaboration with colleagues at the C.S.I.R.O., we are examining the usefulness of perturbation theory to the calculation of actinic fluxes in the Schuman-Runge bands of oxygen. Progress in this area is reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2047, Atmospheric Ozone, (2 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163479
Show Author Affiliations
Michael A. Box, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Peter E. Loughlin, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Thomas Trautmann, Univ. Mainz (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2047:
Atmospheric Ozone
Thormod Henriksen, Editor(s)

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