Study of the lower stratospheric thermal structure and total ozone from Nimbus-4 IRIS
- Prabhakara, C.
- Jan 1, 1976.
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- The global distribution of temperature in the stratosphere from 100 to 10 mbar and the total ozone in the atmosphere are remotely sensed from the Nimbus-4 IRIS measurements for a period of about one year. The temperature and ozone data are presented in the form of monthly mean global maps. The standard deviations of temperature and ozone with respect to zonal averages are calculated. The mean and the variable state of the stratosphere are discussed with the help of these observations. The lower stratosphere in the tropical regions reveals a significant wave number one pattern in the circulation. The Arctic and Antarctic stratospheric winter circulation regimes display a different behavior apparently due to the ocean and orographic differences.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19760007622.
Accession ID: 76N14710.
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