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By V. A. Mohnen, M. Rummukainen, R. D. Bojkov, D. De Muer, J. P. F. Fortuin (auth.), Wei-Chyung Wang, Ivar S. A. Isaksen (eds.)

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One of the key findings within the 1992 IPCC document and the 1994 global Meteorological Organization's Ozone review file was once the identity of attainable climatic results over the past few many years because of anthropogenic ally-induced adjustments in atmospheric ozone. The preliminary quantitative estimates in their direct climatic results point out major affects, although huge uncertainties exist and reports utilizing common move types are wanted. some degree that should be addressed particularly is that atmospheric ozone differs from greenhouse gases in that it's shaped and destroyed through chemical approaches within the surroundings because of interplay regarding quite a few resource gases (e. g. H0, NO ' CO, 2 x NMHC, N0, CH and the CFCs). as a result, the oblique impact of climate-chemistry 2 four interplay concerning atmospheric ozone is a crucial point for attention more often than not move versions. over the past few years, there were numerous foreign workshops on the topic of atmospheric ozone. In 1987, a NATO workshop on atmospheric ozone used to be held in Lillehammer, Norway. extra lately, workshops have been prepared to debate the subject "General move version learn of Climate-Chemistry interplay. " the 1st was once held August 19-21, 1992, in Oslo, Norway, and the second one held could 26-27,1993, in Albany, long island, united states. the 2 workshops have been IAMAP actions below the hint Constituent operating Group.

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The formation of CIO and the dilution of Hcl. Whereas heterogeneous reactions on PSCs are confined to the polar regions and to the winter or early spring, reactions on/in SSAs take place at all latitudes and during all seasons. Further, these reactions compete with gas phase photochemical reactions with no clear separation in time scales. Even though there is a good deal of evidence to show the occurence of N2 0 S hydrolysis on sulfate aerosols, direct chlorine processing has not yet been clearly seen by observations, and they need to be evaluated through a combination of modeling and observations of the partitioning of chlorine and nitrogen species.

2, calculated ozone levels are markedly reduced in the troposphere when aqueous phase chemistry is accounted for. In the aqueous-phase dissolved ozone is destroyed by the reaction with 02·. Within the clouds HO, and hydrogen peroxide are largely confined to the aqueous phase, whereas NO, is virtually insoluble. The result of this is reduced local production of ozone. On the other hand, depletion of H0 2 from the gas phase shifts the equilibrium between N02 and NO to the latter, which decreases destruction of N02 by OH.

The assessment of the transport representation in chemical 21 transport models requires that global distributions of tracers (with different chemical lifetimes) be regularly measured in the upper troposphere. Measurements of long-lived species such as CO2 and Np can provide information on the age of air masses, while species with intermediate lifetimes such as CO and ozone could provide information on synpotic-scale effects. , lidar measurements of ozone) will provide information on stratospheric intrusions.

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Atmospheric Ozone as a Climate Gas: General Circulation Model Simulations by V. A. Mohnen, M. Rummukainen, R. D. Bojkov, D. De Muer, J. P. F. Fortuin (auth.), Wei-Chyung Wang, Ivar S. A. Isaksen (eds.)


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