Connections Between Atmospheric Ozone, The Climate System and UV-B-Radiation in The Arctic
The global three-dimensional distribution of atmospheric ozone is highly controlled by atmospheric dynamics. In its turn, ozone affects the global climate system through its absorption bands in the ultraviolet and infrared parts of atmospheric spectra, and through infrared emission by ozone molecules. The considerable increase in tropospheric ozone concentrations, especially in mid-latitudes, since the 19th Century and the decreasing trend of stratospheric ozone in high and mid-latitudes during recent decades emphasise the central role of atmospheric ozone in global change. These changes are not only important for the biosphere, but also for the global climate system.
KeywordsPotential Vorticity Total Ozone Stratospheric Ozone Polar Vortex Total Ozone Column
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