Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3663–3668, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3663–3668, 2020

Technical note 26 Mar 2020

Technical note | 26 Mar 2020

Technical note: LIMS observations of lower stratospheric ozone in the southern polar springtime of 1978

Ellis Remsberg et al.

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The Nimbus 7 limb infrared monitor of the stratosphere (LIMS) instrument operated from October 25, 1978, through May 28, 1979. This note focuses on the lower stratosphere of the southern hemisphere, subpolar regions in relation to the position of the polar vortex. Both LIMS ozone and nitric acid show reductions within the edge of the polar vortex at 46 hPa near 60° S from late October through mid-November 1978, indicating that there was a chemical loss of Antarctic ozone some weeks earlier.
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