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Title: Analysis of total ozone trends in the Iberian Peninsula using satellite data
Authors: Antón, Manuel
Bortoli, Daniele
Kulkarni, Pavan
Costa, Maria João
Domingues, Ana Filipa
Loyola, Diego
Silva, Ana Maria
Alados-Arboledas, Lucas
Editors: Reis, António Heitor
Silva, Ana Maria
Bortoli, Daniele
Carneiro, Júlio
Costa, Maria João
Bezzeghoud, Mourad
Salgado, Rui
Keywords: total ozone column
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Publisher: Global Conference on Global Warming - GCGW 2011
Abstract: This work is focused on the study of the total ozone column (TOC) trends over the Iberian Peninsula during the last 30 years (1979-2009). This analysis is carried out using satellite TOC data and it is divided into two sub-periods in order to detect changes in the ozone trend pattern: from 1979 to 1994 using the NASA Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) and from 1995 to 2009 by means of the ESA Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME). The analysis of the long-term ozone trends is performed using annual mean time series derived from the average of the deseasonalized monthly TOC series. The results show that the ozone depletion was statically significant at the 95% confidence level during the first sub-period (1979-1994) in the entire region of study, with linear trends from -4.5 %/decade to -2.9 %/decade. These linear trends presented a clear dependence on latitude, being higher for the Northerner locations than for the Southerner. By contrast, the analysis of the second sub-period of study (1995-2009) presented positive ozone trends from +0.6 %/decade to +1.8 %/decade (only statically significant in four of nine locations of study), indicating that the ozone layer may be responding as expected to the controls on ozone-depleting substances imposed by the Montreal Protocol. Additionally, a seasonal trend analysis is performed using the average of the deseasonalized monthly values for each season of the year. The seasonal analysis showed that while the negative ozone trends during the first sub-period of study were statically significant in the springtime and summertime, the positive seasonal trends during the second sub-period did not show any statistically significance.
ISBN: 978-989-95091-3-9
Type: article
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