Global rate of ozone destruction at the earth's surface

P. Fabian, Chr E. Junge

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Model calculations were performed to estimate the vertical ozone transport in the lower troposphere due to turbulence as a function of horizontal wind velocity and surface roughness. Using measured values of the ozone destruction rates the ozone sink strength for various surface types within different latitude belts were calculated. The global ozone sink is likely to range between 4.0 and 7.1·108 tons/year, which is in good agreement with previous estimates by different methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-172
Number of pages12
JournalArchiv für Meteorologie, Geophysik und Bioklimatologie Serie A
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1970
Externally publishedYes


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