The Role of the Stratosphere in Global Change

  • Marie-Lise Chanin

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Basic Processes in the Stratosphere

    1. G. P. Brasseur, A. K. Smith, C. F. Granier
      Pages 1-27
    2. Marvin A. Geller
      Pages 29-45
    3. R. P. Turco, K. Drdla, A. Tabazadeh, P. Hamill
      Pages 65-134
    4. Mark R. Schoeberl, Julio T. Bacmeister
      Pages 135-152
    5. I. L. Karol
      Pages 153-177
  3. Modelling of the Troposphere - Stratosphere System

  4. Natural and Anthropogenic forcing of the Middle Atmosphere: Detection of Trends

  5. Recent Observational Results

    1. Jean-Pierre Pommereau
      Pages 365-376
    2. Lamont R. Poole, M. Patrick McCormick
      Pages 377-386
    3. Michael R. Gunson, Rodolphe Zander
      Pages 387-401

About these proceedings

Introduction

Scientists concerned with the processes occurring in the stratosphere are becoming more and more aware of the role that the stratosphere may play in the global climate and in global change in general. This book focuses on the basic processes taking place in the stratosphere and on the stratospheric changes which may occur from either natural or anthropogenic forcing. Of major concern here is the consequence of the increasing Antarctic Ozone Hole and the possibility of similar processes occurring at northern latitudes. One of the expected consequences of the change in the stratospheric composition, mainly ozone depletion, is the change in the penetration of UV-B in the troposphere, at the surface, and in the top layers of the ocean. Monitoring and modeling of those changes are still in infancy, even though the implications may be of utmost importance for the entire biosphere. Several aspects of these consequences with regard to aquatic ecosystems, terrestrial vegetation and human health are presented by experts in these fields.

Keywords

Cloud Greenhouse effect Troposphere atmosphere climate ecosystem global change ocean ozone ozone depletion radiation satellite stratosphere temperature vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Marie-Lise Chanin
    • 1
  1. 1.Service d’Aéronomie du CNRSVerrières-le-Buisson, CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-78306-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78308-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78306-7
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