Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 342–348 | Cite as

Impact of ozone depletion on degradation processes of coniferous forests in southern regions of Siberia

  • V. V. ZuevEmail author
  • N. E. Zueva
  • E. M. Korotkova
  • A. V. Pavlinsky
Atmospheric Radiation, Optical Weather, and Climate


The main factors leading to the increase in the intensity of coniferous forests focal drying in southern Siberia since the 1990s are analyzed. It is shown that a significant factor that weakens the resistance of coniferous trees could be long-term ozone depletion due to the permanent presence in the atmosphere of volcanic aerosols caused by frequent Plinian eruptions in the volcano tropical belt with VEI ≥ 4, which exposed southern Siberia to continuous exposure of high doses of short-wave UV-B radiation from 1992 to 2012.


coniferous forests drying total ozone ozonosphere volcanic depletion short-wave ultraviolet radiation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Zuev
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • N. E. Zueva
    • 1
  • E. M. Korotkova
    • 1
  • A. V. Pavlinsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia
  2. 2.Tomsk State UniversityTomskRussia

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