The distribution of laminae in ozone has been determined from the EASOE ozonesonde archive as a function of potential temperature and potential vorticity. Results confirm previous studies that laminae are absent above ∼450K within the vortex, and are most abundant near its edge. Observations of inertia‐gravity waves in the lower stratosphere appear to suggest that such waves are not of sufficiently large amplitude to cause the kinds of laminae that are observed.
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