Stratospheric ozone and temperature responses to short-term solar ultraviolet variations: reproducibility of low-latitude response measurements

L. L. Hood, S. Cantrell

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Abstract

Two independent 22-month time intervals (SBUV) ozone and (SAMS) temperature measurements for the upper stratosphere at low latitudes are analyzed to calculate mean responses to observed changes in solar ultraviolet spectral irradiance occurring on the time scale of the solar rotation period. Average cross-correlation functions of both SBUV ozone and SAMS temperature versus the solar 205 nm flux are in substantial agreement for these two intervals. Linear regression methods are applied and the derived sensitivities and phase lags relative to the 205 nm flux are also in approximate agreement for the two separate intervals although the temperature response measurements exhibit larger deviations. These results support the validity of previously reported measurements on the 27-day time scale and impose firmer constraints on proposed theoretical models for the response of the stratosphere to solar ultraviolet forcing on both short and long time scales. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-530
Number of pages6
JournalAnnales Geophysicae
Volume6
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geology
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science

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