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Midlatitude atmospheric OH response to the most recent 11-y solar cycle

Wang, Shuhui; Li, King-Fai; Pongetti, Thomas J.; Sander, Stanley P; Yung, Yuk L; Liang, Mao Chang; Livesey, Nathaniel J.; Santee, Michelle L.; Harder, Jerald W.; Snow, Martin; Mills, Franklin


The hydroxyl radical (OH) plays an important role in middle atmospheric photochemistry, particularly in ozone (O3) chemistry. Because it is mainly produced through photolysis and has a short chemical lifetime, OH is expected to show rapid responses to solar forcing [e.g., the 11-y solar cycle (SC)], resulting in variabilities in related middle atmospheric O3 chemistry. Here, we present an effort to investigate such OH variability using long-term observations (from space and the surface) and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1117790110
Access Rights: Open Access


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