THE ROLE OF VERTICAL MOTIONS IN OZONE-WEATHER RELATIONSHIPS

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Abstract

The relative importance of horizontal advection and vertical motion in producing the day-to-day changes in total ozone amount is calculated, and the manner in which these two factors combine to produce the well-known ozone-weather relationships is explained. The calculations show that at most one third of the range of daily values is attributable to vertical motions, the remainder presumably being the result of horizontal advection.

Abstract

The relative importance of horizontal advection and vertical motion in producing the day-to-day changes in total ozone amount is calculated, and the manner in which these two factors combine to produce the well-known ozone-weather relationships is explained. The calculations show that at most one third of the range of daily values is attributable to vertical motions, the remainder presumably being the result of horizontal advection.

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