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Solar cycle variability in middle atmospheric ozone over tropics

Fadnavis, S and Beig, G (2010) Solar cycle variability in middle atmospheric ozone over tropics. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31 (3). pp. 565-573.

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To investigate the effects of decadal solar variability in ozone, data obtained from the Halogen Occultation Experiment (HALOE) onboard Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite (UARS) during the period 1992-2004 have been analysed using a multifunctional regression model. Solar effects on ozone are analysed over the 0-30° N and 0-30° S belts. The solar effect on ozone is found to be significant in most of the stratosphere (2±1.1 to 4±1.6/100 sfu). It is negligible in the lower mesosphere whereas it is of the order of 5/100 sfu in the upper mesosphere. These observed results are in reasonable agreement with model simulations. Results indicate a hemispheric symmetry in the tropics. Results obtained in the present study are also compared with the results obtained by other workers.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Atmospheric ozone; Atmospheric research; Halogen occultation experiments; Model simulation; Regression model; Solar cycle; Solar effect; Solar variability, Atmospheric chemistry; Climatology; Regression analysis; Solar energy; Sulfur compounds; Tropics; Upper atmosphere, Ozone, mesosphere; numerical model; ozone; regression analysis; satellite data; solar cycle; stratosphere
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 22 May 2015 12:05
Last Modified: 22 May 2015 12:05

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