• Yearly variation and annual cycle of total column ozone over New Delhi (29°N, 77°E), India and Halley Bay (76°S, 27°W), British Antarctic Survey Station and its effect on night airglow intensity of OH(8, 3) for the period 1979–2005

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      Ozone depletion; airglow emission; excitation mechanism; intensity.

    • Abstract


      A critical analysis made on the long-term monthly, seasonal, yearly variation and annual cycle of total column ozone (TCO) concentration at New Delhi (29°N,77°E), India and Halley Bay (76°S, 27°W), a British Antarctic Service Station reveals more decline in yearly mean ozone concentration at Halley Bay than at New Delhi from 1979 to 2005. The nature of variations of monthly mean TCO during the months of August and September was the most identical with that of yearly mean ozone values at New Delhi and Halley Bay, respectively, for the same period. Annual cycles of TCO over these stations are completely different for the above period. The effect of O3 depletion on night airglow emission of OH(8, 3) line at New Delhi and Halley Bay has been studied. Calculations based on chemical kinetics show that the airglow intensity of OH(8, 3) has also been affected due to the depletion of O3 concentration. The yearly variations and annual cycle of intensities of OH(8, 3) line for the above two stations are depicted and compared. It has been shown that the rate of decrease of intensity of OH(8, 3) line was comparatively more at Halley Bay due to dramatic decrease of Antarctic O3 concentration.

    • Author Affiliations


      P K Jana1 D K Saha2 D Sarkar3

      1. Department of Chemistry, Institute of Education (P. G) for Women, Chandernagore, Hooghly 712 138, West Bengal, India.
      2. Department of Chemistry, Dinabandhu Mahavidyalaya, Bangaon, North 24 Parganas 743 235, West Bengal, India.
      3. Department of Chemistry, Howrah Zilla School, Howrah 711 101, West Bengal, India.
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