Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 153–157 | Cite as

Global total ozone dynamics

Impact on surface solar ultraviolet radiation variability and ecosystems Part I: Global ozone dynamics and environmental safety (ESPR 3/96) Part II: Dynamics of atmospheric chemical composition: The role of remote sensing (ESPR 4/96)
  • Kirill Ya. Kondratyev
  • Costas A. Varotsos
Review Articles: Special Issue “Ozone”


An overview of the ozone issues is given including the following aspects: 1. The impact of tropospheric ozone on climate as a greenhouse gas (GHG), 2. Solar activity effects on TO and ozone concentration vertical profiles in both the troposphere and stratosphere (in cases of solar radiation absorption by the stratosphere, an unexpected problem arises via a coupling between processes of increased absorption due to “bursts” of solar activity and an enhanced destruction of ozone molecules due to the same increase resulting in weakening UV radiation absorption) and 3. Surface ozone concentration variations under conditions of polluted urban atmospheres which lead to episodes of photochemical smog formation (dangerous for human health).


Global ozone ozone tropospheric and total ozone solar ultraviolet radiation ecosystems biochemical cycles solar activity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kirill Ya. Kondratyev
    • 1
  • Costas A. Varotsos
    • 2
  1. 1.Russian Academy of SciencesResearch Centre for Ecological SafetySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Dept. of Applied PhysicsUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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