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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000039057
Veröffentlicht am 24.05.2018
DOI: 10.5194/acp-11-9865-2011
Zitationen: 17
Web of Science
Zitationen: 16

Zonal asymmetries in middle atmospheric ozone and water vapour derived from Odin satellite data 2001-2010

Gabriel, A.; Kornich, H.; Lossow, S.; Peters, D.H.W.; Urban, J.; Murtagh, D.

Stationary wave patterns in middle atmospheric ozone (O3) and water vapour (H2O) are an important factor in the atmospheric circulation, but there is a strong gap in diagnosing and understanding their configuration and origin. Based on Odin satellite data from 2001 to 2010 we investigate the stationary wave patterns in O3 and H2O as indicated by the seasonal long-term means of the zonally asymmetric components O*/3=O3-[O3] and H2O* =H2O-[H2O] ([O3], [H2O]: zonal means). At mid- and polar latitudes we find a pronounced wave one pattern in both constituents. In the Northern Hemisphere, the wave patterns increase during autumn, maintain their strength during winter and decay during spring, with maximum amplitudes of about 10–20% of the zonal mean values. During winter, the wave one in O*/3 shows a maximum over the North Pacific/Aleutians and a minimum over the North Atlantic/Northern Europe and a double-peak structure with enhanced amplitude in the lower and in the upper stratosphere. The wave one in H2O* extends from the lower stratosphere to the upper mesosphere with a westward shift in phase with increasing height including a jump i ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Spurenstoffe und Fernerkundung (IMK-ASF)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2011
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1680-7316, 1680-7324
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-390570
KITopen ID: 1000039057
Erschienen in Atmospheric chemistry and physics
Band 11
Seiten 9865-9885
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