[Sensor_Name: Short_Name='DOBSON SPECTROPHOTOMETERS']
Annual and Seasonal Global Variation in Total Ozone and Layer - Mean Ozone, 1958-1989, CDIAC NDP-023/R1Entry ID: CDIAC_NDP23
Abstract: This package contains seasonal and annual total ozone variations and
layer mean ozone variations expressed as a percent deviations from the
1958-1977 mean. The total ozone variations were derived from mean
monthly ozone values published in 'Ozone Data for the World' by the
Atmospheric Environment Service in cooperati with the World
Meteorological Organization. The layer mean ozone variations are
... derived from ozonesonde and Umkehr observations.
The total ozone data are for four regions in north temperate latitudes
(Soviet Union, Europe, North America, and Asia), five climatic zones
(north and south polar, north and south temperate, and tropical), both
hemispheres, and the world. The data were originally measured using
Dobson spectrophotometers or ozonometers (Soviet Union).
Layer-mean ozone variations based upon ozonesonde and Umkehr
observations are presented for the north and south temperate and polar
zones, and for the stratosphere, troposphere, and tropopause
layers. Again, the data are expressed as percent deviations to the
nearest tenth of a percent from the mean based upon data available
through 1977. Variations based upon Umkehr observations extend back to
1961 while ozonesonde data extend back to 1967.
Based on linear regression, there has been an ozone decrease of about
2% between 1970 and 1981 in the high stratosphere (32-48 km)
layer. Both Umkehr and ozonesonde observations show a 1-3% decrease in
ozone in the 16-24 and 24-32 km layers of north temperate latitudes
between 1970 and 1981. In the 2-8 km layer of north temperate
latitudes, there was an ozonesonde-derived increase of about 12%
between 1970 and 1981. There is no evidence from ozonesonde data of
an ozone increase between 1970 and 1981 in the 8-16 km layer.
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low-density floppy diskettes.
Start Date: 1958-01-01Stop Date: 1989-01-01
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Distribution Media: CD-ROM
Distribution Media: on-line (FTP)
Angell, J.K., and J. Korshover, 1983: 'Global variation in total ozone
and layer-mean ozone: An update through 1981.' Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology, 22:1611-1627.
Angell, J.K., J. Korshover, and W.G. Planet, 1985: 'Ground-based and
satellite evidence for a pronounced total-ozone minimum in early 1983 and
responsible atmospheric layers.' Monthly Weather Review, 113:641-616.
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