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Uncertainties in the evolution of stratospheric ozone and implications for recent temperature changes in the tropical lower stratosphere

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Uncertainties in the evolution of stratospheric ozone and implications for recent temperature changes in the tropical lower stratosphere. / Solomon, Susan; Young, Paul J.; Hassler, Birgit.

In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 39, L17706, 14.09.2012.

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Solomon S, Young PJ, Hassler B. Uncertainties in the evolution of stratospheric ozone and implications for recent temperature changes in the tropical lower stratosphere. Geophysical Research Letters. 2012 Sep 14;39: L17706. doi: 10.1029/2012GL052723

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title = "Uncertainties in the evolution of stratospheric ozone and implications for recent temperature changes in the tropical lower stratosphere",
abstract = "Observations from satellites and balloons suggest that ozone abundances have decreased in the tropical lower stratosphere since the late 1970s, but this long-term change is occurring in a region of large interannual variability. Three different ozone databases provide regression fits to the ozone observations, and are available for use in model studies of the influence of ozone changes on stratospheric and tropospheric temperatures. Differences between these ozone databases suggest that the estimated decreases of tropical lower stratospheric ozone in recent decades are uncertain by about a factor of two to three. The uncertainties in ozone decreases lead to similar uncertainties in cooling of the tropical lower stratosphere, a key area of focus in climate change studies. ",
author = "Susan Solomon and Young, {Paul J.} and Birgit Hassler",
note = "{\textcopyright}2012. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.",
year = "2012",
month = sep,
day = "14",
doi = "10.1029/2012GL052723",
language = "English",
volume = "39",
journal = "Geophysical Research Letters",
issn = "0094-8276",
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T1 - Uncertainties in the evolution of stratospheric ozone and implications for recent temperature changes in the tropical lower stratosphere

AU - Solomon, Susan

AU - Young, Paul J.

AU - Hassler, Birgit

N1 - ©2012. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.

PY - 2012/9/14

Y1 - 2012/9/14

N2 - Observations from satellites and balloons suggest that ozone abundances have decreased in the tropical lower stratosphere since the late 1970s, but this long-term change is occurring in a region of large interannual variability. Three different ozone databases provide regression fits to the ozone observations, and are available for use in model studies of the influence of ozone changes on stratospheric and tropospheric temperatures. Differences between these ozone databases suggest that the estimated decreases of tropical lower stratospheric ozone in recent decades are uncertain by about a factor of two to three. The uncertainties in ozone decreases lead to similar uncertainties in cooling of the tropical lower stratosphere, a key area of focus in climate change studies.

AB - Observations from satellites and balloons suggest that ozone abundances have decreased in the tropical lower stratosphere since the late 1970s, but this long-term change is occurring in a region of large interannual variability. Three different ozone databases provide regression fits to the ozone observations, and are available for use in model studies of the influence of ozone changes on stratospheric and tropospheric temperatures. Differences between these ozone databases suggest that the estimated decreases of tropical lower stratospheric ozone in recent decades are uncertain by about a factor of two to three. The uncertainties in ozone decreases lead to similar uncertainties in cooling of the tropical lower stratosphere, a key area of focus in climate change studies.

U2 - 10.1029/2012GL052723

DO - 10.1029/2012GL052723

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VL - 39

JO - Geophysical Research Letters

JF - Geophysical Research Letters

SN - 0094-8276

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ER -