Nato ASI Subseries I:

The Tropospheric Chemistry of Ozone in the Polar Regions

Editors: Niki, H., Becker, K.H. (Eds.)

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The Arctic troposphere (0 to ca. 8 km) plays an important role in environmental concerns for global change. It is a unique chemical reactor influenced by human activity and the Arctic ocean. It is surrounded by industrialized continents that in winter contribute gaseous and particulate pollution (Arctic haze). It is underlain by the flat Arctic ocean from which it is separated by a crack-ridden ice membrane 3 to 4 m thick. Ocean to atmosphere exchange of heat, water vapor and marine biogenic gases influence the composition of the reactor. From September 21 to December 21 to March 21, the region north of the Arctic circle goes from a completely sunlit situation to a completely dark one and then back to light. At the same time the lower troposphere is stably stratified. This hinders vertical mixing. During this light period, surface temperature reaches as low as -40°C. In this environment, chemical reactions involving sunlight are generally much slower than further south. Thus, the abundance of photochemically reactive compounds in the atmosphere can be high prior to polar sunrise. Between complete dark in February and complete light in April, a number of chemical changes in the lower troposphere take place.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Niki, H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Features of Polar Regions Relevant to Tropospheric Ozone Chemistry

    Barrie, Len A.

    Pages 3-24

  • Climatology of Arctic and Antarctic Tropospheric Ozone

    Oltmans, Samuel J.

    Pages 25-40

  • Polar Sunrise Studies

    Bottenheim, Jan

    Pages 41-56

  • Meteorology and Transport of Air Masses in Arctic Regions

    Iversen, Trond

    Pages 57-75

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Tropospheric Chemistry of Ozone in the Polar Regions
Editors
  • H. Niki
  • K.H. Becker
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries I:
Series Volume
7
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-78211-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-78211-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-78213-8
Series ISSN
1431-7125
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 425
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