Russian Meteorology and Hydrology

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 168–177 | Cite as

Temporal Variations in the Vertical Distribution of Stratospheric Ozone over Obninsk from Lidar Data

  • V. A. Korshunov
  • D. S. Zubachev


The results of lidar measurements of ozone profiles over Obninsk in the altitude range of 12–35 km in 2012–2016 are presented. Temporal variations in total ozone in the above altitude range and seasonal variations in the vertical distribution of ozone are considered. Basic attention is paid to the analysis of ozone profile variations on the daily and weekly scales. The backtrajectory analysis demonstrated that in most cases the formation of layers with low or high ozone values is explained by the direction of meridional advection. Cross-correlation coefficients for the variations in ozone and temperature relative to the current monthly mean variations are calculated. Rather high values of correlation coefficients (~0.4–0.6) are obtained for summer in the low stratosphere (100 and 160 hPa) and for winter in the upper troposphere (50 and 20 hPa). In general, variations in ozone profiles are consistent with available climatologic data.


Ozone variations stratosphere lidar 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Taifun Research and Production AssociationObninskRussia

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