Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 229–240 | Cite as

Nitric oxide profiles measured in situ during the Globus '85 campaign

  • W. A. Matthews
  • Y. Kondo
  • P. Fabian
  • B. C. Krüger


Nitric oxide profiles obtained from three flights of chemiluminescent instruments during the Globus '85 campaign held in France in the autumn of 1985 are reported. When the profile obtained in the early morning of 20 September is compared with the flight made the previous afternoon, an average morning to midday NO ratio of 0.7 for the region between 26 and 33 km is obtained. This value is in good agreement with theoretical studies involving the photolysis of N2O5 and the establishment of the NO2−NO equilibrium.

Key words

Nitric oxide stratosphere troposphere Globus diurnal variation 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. A. Matthews
    • 1
  • Y. Kondo
    • 2
  • P. Fabian
    • 3
  • B. C. Krüger
    • 3
  1. 1.PEL LauderDSIRLauder, Central OtagoNew Zealand
  2. 2.Research Institute of AtmosphericsUniversity of NagoyaToyokawaJapan
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für AeronomieKatlenburg-LindauFederal Republic of Germany

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