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Modelling stratospheric polar ozone using objective analysisWe have studied the development of the austral ozone hole using a 3-D spectral chemical transport model at R15 resolution for the period 15th September to 15th October, 1991. The model is driven by objectively analyzed wind fields obtained from the Canadian Meteorological Center and uses the chemical module developed by Kaminski (1992). Although extensive processing of NO(y) and Cl(x) occurs within the model, the ozone hole that develops appears shallow and ephemeral. Analysis of the results indicate that the meridional transport of ozone is sufficient to overwhelm the substantial chemical depletion that does occur. We suggest that the low resolution objectively analyzed data used is unable to capture the essential isolated nature of the vortex.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Sandilands, J. W. (York Univ. Ontario)
Kaminski, J. W. (York Univ. Ontario)
Mcconnell, J. C. (York Univ. Ontario)
Beagley, S. R. (York Univ. Ontario)
Mcfarlane, N. (York Univ. Ontario)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center, Ozone in the Troposphere and Stratosphere, Part 2
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