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A study of the latitudinal dependence of the quasi-biennial oscillation in Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer total ozone

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E. Echer ,

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Av. Astronautas 1758, 12201-970, São José dos Campos, SP, BR
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F. L. Guarnieri,

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Av. Astronautas 1758, 12201-970, São José dos Campos, SP, BR; Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109-8099, US
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N. R. Rigozo,

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Av. Astronautas 1758, 12201-970, São José dos Campos, SP; Faculdade de Tecnologia Thereza Porto Marques, FAETEC, Jacareí, SP, BR
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L. E. A. Vieira

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Av. Astronautas 1758, 12201-970, São José dos Campos, SP, BR
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Abstract

A wavelet multiresolution analysis of the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) latitudinal structure in total ozone is performed for the period 1979–1992 (Nimbus-7 TOMS data). It has been found that ozone is nearly in phase with the QBO signal in the equatorial region (0°—5° and 5°—10°), and it is out of phase (lag ~ +15 and —15 months in north and south) in the 10°—15° to 55°—60° latitudinal bands. The cross-correlation coefficient between total ozone and zonal wind index is high (>0.7) at latitudes lower than 10°, decreases in the transition region 10°—15° (r ~ 0.4) and it has a non-linear profile at high latitudes, with a maximum near the 25°—30° band. The correlation is observed to be higher in the Southern Hemisphere latitudinal bands. Spectral analysis was performed for each latitudinal range, and QBO period and amplitude profiles were obtained. A detailed latitudinal profile of the QBO signal in total ozone is obtained from the present analysis.

How to Cite: Echer, E., Guarnieri, F.L., Rigozo, N.R. and Vieira, L.E.A., 2004. A study of the latitudinal dependence of the quasi-biennial oscillation in Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer total ozone. Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 56(5), pp.527–535. DOI: http://doi.org/10.3402/tellusa.v56i5.14469
  Published on 01 Jan 2004
 Accepted on 19 May 2004            Submitted on 21 Oct 2003

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