Simultaneous vertical profiles of condensation nuclei and ozone in the lower troposphere

M. Schmidt, P. Fabian, H. Tiefenau

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Abstract

Eight vertical profiles compiled from simultaneous measurements of Aitken nuclei and ozone concentrations over Germany in different weather conditions are discussed. The position and shape of the profiles is shown to depend on the prevailing weather conditions and the type of air masses. High aerosol concentrations in smoke plumes correlate in some cases with lower ozone concentrations, indicating that ozone in such cases is destroyed in the presence of high concentrations of pollutants such as aerosols and gases. A layered structure in the profiles was found only in association with temperature inversions and where the air above 2 km was subsiding, and was not found in convective parts of the troposphere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-899
Number of pages13
JournalPure and Applied Geophysics
Volume112
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1974
Externally publishedYes

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