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Title: An analysis on abnormally low ozone in the upper troposphere over subtropical East Asia in spring 2004
Authors: Chan, CY
Li, YS 
Tang, JH
Leung, YK
Wu, MC
Chan, LY
Chang, CC
Liu, SC
Keywords: China
Deep convection
Hadley circulation
Ozone
Typhoon
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Atmospheric environment, 2007, v. 41, no. 17, p. 3556-3564 How to cite?
Journal: Atmospheric environment 
Abstract: Abnormally low ozone (O 3) mixing ratios were observed by electrochemical concentration cell (ECC) ozonesondes in the upper troposphere over subtropical East Asia in spring 2004, a season when high tropospheric O 3 is usually observed in the region. Low O 3 with a lowest mixing ratio of 13 ppbv, less than a fourth of the respective seasonal average of 60-100 ppbv, was observed at 11-18 km above ground over Hong Kong (22.31°N, 114.17°E), Sanya (18.23°N, 109.52°E) and Taipei (24.98°N, 121.43°E). The origin of the low O 3 was investigated using meteorological evidence, satellite imagery and three-dimensional backward air trajectory. We found for the first time that the low O 3 resulted from deep convective pumping of low O 3 maritime air masses near the center of typhoon Sudal from the boundary layer of the tropical region to the east of the Philippines to the upper troposphere. The low O 3 air masses were then transported to the higher latitudes far ahead of the typhoon following the long-range transport driven by the circulations associated with the typhoon and the northern Hadley cell. The findings of this study highlight that more research efforts are needed to understand the effect of the circulation associated with tropical cyclones on the distribution and budget of O 3 and other trace gases in the troposphere.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/21317
ISSN: 1352-2310
EISSN: 1873-2844
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.01.004
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