Vol. 21, issue 11, article # 5

pdf Zuev V. V., Bazhenov O. E., Burlakov V. D., Grishaev M. V., Dolgii S. I., Nevzorov A. V. On the effect of volcanic aerosol on variations of stratospheric ozone and NO2 according to measurements at the Siberian Lidar Station. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2008. V. 21. No. 11. P. 825-831.
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Variations of stratospheric ozone and nitrogen dioxide (one of the key components of catalytic nitrogen cycle of ozone destruction) after powerful eruption of Pinatubo volcano (June, 1991), as well as after relatively weak eruption of Rabaul volcano (October, 2006) are considered on the basis of the measurements obtained at the Siberian Lidar Station (SLS) of the Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS in Tomsk (56.5°N, 85.0°E). It is pointed out that the artificial increase of the stratospheric aerosol content, suggested recently for compensation of the global green-house effect, may result in the uncontrollable distortion of stratospheric chemical balance and destruction of the stratospheric ozone layer.


stratosphere, volcanic aerosol, ozone, nitrogen dioxide