Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

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Spatio-Temporal Variability of the Phase of Total Ozone Quasi-Decennial Oscillations

  • K. N. Visheratin
Stydying Atmosphere and Oceans from Space


The SBUV/SBUV2 (65° S–65° N) and Bodeker Scientific (90° S–90° N) satellite databases have been used for composite and cross-wavelet analyses of the spatio-temporal variability of phase relations between a 11-year cycle of solar activity (SA) and quasi-decennial oscillations (QDOs) of total ozone content (TOC). For globally average TOC values, the QDO maxima coincide in phase with the solar-activity maxima, and amplitude variations of TOC correlate with those of the 11-year solar cycle. According to the analysis of amplitude and phase of QDOs for the zonal average TOC fields, a QDO amplitude is about 6–7 Dobson Units (DU) in the high northern and southern latitudes, and it does not exceed 2–3 DU in the tropic regions. The latitudinal TOC variations are distinguished by a delay of the quasi-decennial oscillation phase in the southern latitudes in comparison with the northern latitudes. The TOC maxima phase coincides with the SA maxima phase in the tropic regions; the TOC variations go ahead of the SA variations, on average, in moderate and high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere; the TOC variations are behind the SA variations in the Southern Hemisphere. The phase delay between TOC QDO maxima in the northern and southern latitudes appears to increase in the course of time, and the TOC quasi-decennial variations in the Arctic and Antarctic subpolar regions occur approximately in an antiphase over the last two decades.


total ozone content quasi-decennial variations cross-wavelet analysis composite method solar activity and satellite data 


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  1. 1.Research and Production Association TyphoonObninskRussia

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