Influence of the Tropopause Height on the Global Stratospheric Aerosol Burden and Implications for the Recent Increase in Ozone

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  • 1 Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wyoming, Laramie 82071
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Abstract

Seasonal tropopause height variations are utilized in studying the global stratospheric aerosol burden and possible ozone asymmetries and long-term variations. It is concluded that an intimate relationship between tropopause height and total stratospheric aerosol exists and that seasonal fluctuations in tropopause height may be responsible for at least a portion of the north-south hemisphere total ozone asymmetry and the recent long-term increase trend in total ozone.

Abstract

Seasonal tropopause height variations are utilized in studying the global stratospheric aerosol burden and possible ozone asymmetries and long-term variations. It is concluded that an intimate relationship between tropopause height and total stratospheric aerosol exists and that seasonal fluctuations in tropopause height may be responsible for at least a portion of the north-south hemisphere total ozone asymmetry and the recent long-term increase trend in total ozone.

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