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Humidity effect on occurrence of ozone anomaly in Arctic in April 2011 according to Aura MLS data
Author(s): O. E. Bazhenov
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In March 2011, there were extremely low temperatures and ozone mixing ratios and extremely high water vapor mixing ratios in the Arctic stratosphere. The stratospheric temperatures sometimes dropped below ice formation point, possibly indicating the formation of polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) and destruction of ozone, delivered to the Arctic latitudes by meridional transport. Based on Aura MLS data, it is shown that the content of water vapor, required to form PSC particles, grows with decreasing temperature in the stratosphere until the latter is above the water freezing point.

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Date Published: 29 November 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10035, 22nd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, 1003544 (29 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2249152
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O. E. Bazhenov, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10035:
22nd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics
Gennadii G. Matvienko; Oleg A. Romanovskii, Editor(s)

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