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CLAES aerosol extinction coefficient

CLAES AER790_46
(aerosol extinction coefficient)

CLAES aerosol extinction coefficient measurement at 46.4 mbar over length of CLAES observing period.

CLAES measurement of CLONO2

CLAES ClONO2

Measurement of ClONO2 at 46.4 mbar over length of CLAES observing period. 

Correlation diagram of CLAES CF2CL2 and N2O
CLAES_CF2CL2_N2O_CORR_DIAG


Correlation scatter diagrams of CLAES CF2Cl2 and N2O zonal-mean mixing ratios over the altitude range of 19-48 km for various latitudes...

Polar projection of CLAES CF2CL2
CLAES_CF2CL2_NS2_INVB

The figure shows global polar projections of CLAES stratospheric CF2Cl2 in ppbv at 21 km (46 mb) in the fall for the northern hemisphere on September 25, 1992 (top panel) and for the southern hemisphere on March 27, 1992 (lower panel). The CF2Cl2 variations in latitude and longitude can be seen in the two panels. [For more information see "Global CF2Cl2 measurements by UARS cryogenic limb array etalon spectrometer: Validation by correlative data and a model," by Nightingale et al.,
J.Geophys. Res. 101, 9711-9736, April 30, 1996.]

Polar projections of CLONO2
CLAES_CLONO2_N8

Polar orthographic projections of 24 hours of ClONO2 data at 21 km as measured by CLAES in the Arctic stratosphere for individual days between July 1992 and May 1993. These days emphasize the northern winter vortex region and the band or collar of increased ClONO2 around it. [Similar to figures and discussion in "Observations of Lower-Stratospheric ClONO2, HNO3, and Aerosol by the UARS CLAES Experiment between January 1992 and April 1993", by Roche et al., J. Atmos. Sci., 51, 2877-2902, Oct. 15, 1994.] 

Zonal Mean map of CF2CL2
CLAES_CF2CL2_ZM_SN2_PR96

CLAES global stratospheric CF2Cl2 is shown as combined, pole-to-pole zonal-mean plots in ppbv for two days in March (top panel) and two days in September 1992 (lower panel). The two days in each case span the CLAES door closure for the UARS yaw around manuever. The double peaked structure at higher altitudes in the tropics in March is probably caused by the semi-annual oscillation (SAO) of the equatorial zonal-mean wind acting on the long-lived tracer gases in the stratosphere. [See Plate 1 from "Global CF2Cl2 measurements by UARS cryogenic limb array etalon spectrometer: Validation by correlative data and a model," by Nightingale et al., J. Geophys. Res. 101, 9711-9736, April 30, 1996.]

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