Measurements of the vertical profile, diurnal variation, and secular change of ClO in the stratosphere over Thule, Greenland, February-March, 1992
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AbstractWe report observations of stratospheric chlorine monoxide over the altitude range approx. 16 to 50 km at Thule, Greenland from Feb. 8 to Mar. 24, 1992. A new, more sensitive ground-based mm-wave spectrometer was employed for these measurements, similar in principle to that used earlier for the discovery of low altitude ClO in the Antarctic springtime. In this report, we discuss different aspects of vertical distribution, secular trends, and diurnal variation of ClO in the Arctic stratosphere, based on a preliminary analysis of our Thule data. We see no evidence for large (approx. 1.2-1.5 ppb) amounts of ClO in the lower stratosphere at any time during February or March, in agreement with UARS-MLS findings for this period, and in marked contrast to findings reported for the Arctic in January. We have some evidence for small enhancements (approx. 0.2-0.5 ppb) in the 18-30 km range in late February-early March, which might be associated with volcanic aerosol, rather than PSC, processing.
TypeNASA. Goddard Space Flight Center, Ozone in the Troposphere and Stratosphere, Part 2; p 540-542
Document ID: 19950004618
Accession ID: 95N11031