In this report the field measurements of atmospheric ozone and water vapor in the stratosphere are critically reviewed, using information available as of summer 1978. Our data sources are the results of field measurements published in the journal literature. Preliminary data have been excluded. We also eliminated some of the older data after a critical analysis had shown that their accuracy is very low or that an unreliable technique had been used. The available data have been analyzed to derive periodic and aperiodic variations, such as natural variability, diurnal and seasonal variations, and long-term trends. Latitudinal variations exist, caused by transport within the stratosphere from the source regions to the sinks. The results of transport through the tropopause are evaluated and described although no independent studies have been conducted by the author. Global inventories have been derived from the vertical profiles of concentrations. No comparison has been made between field measurement data and models.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pendorf (R)

    Wellesley Hills, MA  United States 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of Environment and Energy, 800 Independence Ave, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Penndorf, R
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

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  • Pagination: 199 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199073
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AEE-78-29 Final Rpt., R-149
  • Contract Numbers: W1-78-3740-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1980 12:00AM