Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1791–1803, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1791–1803, 2017

Research article 07 Feb 2017

Research article | 07 Feb 2017

Two mechanisms of stratospheric ozone loss in the Northern Hemisphere, studied using data assimilation of Odin/SMR atmospheric observations

Kazutoshi Sagi et al.


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Nov 2016) by Farahnaz Khosrawi
Short summary
We assess and quantify the ozone loss driven by NOx, triggered by stratospheric warmings and the halogens-induced ozone loss, using data assimilation results over a decade. To illustrate the difference between halogen-induced loss and NOx-induced loss, we compared a relatively cold and stable winter (2010/2011) with a composite calculation of four winters (2003/2004, 2005/2006, 2008/2009 and 2012/2013) which were all affected by a major mid-winter sudden stratospheric warming event.
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