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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
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

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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