Comparisons of observed ozone and temperature trends in the lower stratosphere

A. J. Miller, R. M. Nagatani, G. C. Tiao, X. F. Niu, G. C. Reinsel, D. Wuebbles, K. Grant

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One result of the Ozone Assessment [WMO, 1989] is that there is a significant negative ozone trend in the lower stratosphere and upper troposphere from 1970 through 1986. In this paper we examine the relationship of this trend in ozone to that of temperature in the same altitude region utilizing a 62 station set of rawinsonde data, and compare the results to the changes in temperature determined from a radiative equilibrium model calculation. The calculated and observed trends in lower stratospheric temperature indicate substantive agreement in shape and magnitude of the vertical profiles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)929-932
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 4 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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