Processes Associated with Stratospheric Ozone Decrease: Homogeneous Chemistry

  • Eldon E. Ferguson
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 8)


The role of homogeneous (gas-phase) chemical reactions in controlling the stratospheric ozone concentration is briefly reviewed. An outline of definitions, conventions, and data sources is followed by a specific discussion of the most important ozone destroying reactions. The catalytic HOx, NOx, and CℓOx cycles are described.


Ozone Hole Ozone Loss Ozone Destruction Stratospheric Water Vapor Polar Stratospheric Cloud 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eldon E. Ferguson
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  1. 1.Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics LaboratoryNational Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationBoulderUSA

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