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A Model Study of the Response of Mesospheric Ozone to Short-Term Solar Ultraviolet Flux Variations

Show simple item record Summers, Michael E. Strobel, D. F. Bevilacqua, R. M. Zhu, Xun DeLand, M. T. Allen, M. Keating, G. M. 2012-07-13T20:58:20Z 2012-07-13T20:58:20Z 1990-12-20T00:00:00Z
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 95, No. D13, Pages 22,523-22,538, December 20, 1990. 10.1029/JD095iD13p22523 en_US
dc.description.abstract An investigation is conducted in order to determine the relative importance of several modeled processes in controlling the magnitude and phase of the mesospheric ozone response. A detailed one-dimensional modeling study of the mesospheric ozone response to solar UV flux variations is conducted to remove some of the deficiencies in previous studies. This study is also used to examine specifically the importance of solar zenith angle, self-consistent calculation of water vapor abundance, and temperature feedback with a nonlocal thermodynamic equilibrium radiation model. The photochemical model is described, and the assumptions made for the purpose of comparing model results with the observed ozone response obtained from a statistical analysis of Solar Mesosphere Explorer data (Keating et al., 1987) are discussed. The numerical results for the theoretical ozone response are presented. The results of selected time-dependent calculations are considered to illustrate the degree to which a relatively simple model of the mesosphere is able to capture the major characteristics of the observed response.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union en_US
dc.rights Copyright 1990 by the American Geophysical Union. en_US
dc.subject atmospheric composition en_US
dc.subject mesosphere en_US
dc.subject ozone en_US
dc.subject radiative transfer en_US
dc.title A Model Study of the Response of Mesospheric Ozone to Short-Term Solar Ultraviolet Flux Variations en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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