J. Tucker of GSFC and ARGASS (AVHRRGAC dataset for Atmosphere and Surface Studies) Project, led by R. Imasu of NIRE, is appreciated for providing us with AVHRR-GAC data used in this study. The ancillary data used in this study for ozone amount are provided by Ms. Patricia T. Guimaraes, Dr. Richard D. Mcpeters, Dr. Arlin J. Krueger/NASA GSFC, members of the TOMS NIMBUS Experiment and Ozone Processing Teams and the National Space Science Data Center, and for surface wind velocity by Dr. R. Atlas and Dr. S. C. Bloom. This paper is the result of three research projects supported by the Research Fellowships of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for Young Scientists, the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas (No. 08241104) of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, and OCTS/GLI projects of the National Space Development Agency of Japan. The content of this paper has been submitted for a Ph.D. dissertation by A. Higurashi to the University of Tokyo.
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