Distribution of ozone laminae during EASOE and the possible influence of inertia‐gravity waves

S. J. Reid, G. Vaughan, N. J. Mitchell, I. T. Prichard, H. J. Smit, T. S. Jorgensen, C. Varotsos, H. de Backer

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1479-1482
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume21
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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