• Contribution of some ozone depleting substances (ODS) and greenhouse gases (GHGs) on total column zone growth at Srinagar (34°N, 74.8°), India

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      Ozone depleting substances; ozone decline; ozone destruction and formation processes; Srinagar.

    • Abstract


      A critical analysis has been made on the contribution of CFC-11, CFC-12, CFC-113, CH2Cl, CH3Br, CCl4, CH3CCl3, HCFCs, halons, WMO (World Meteorological Organization) minor constituents, CH4, N2O and water vapour to the variation of total column ozone (TCO) concentration at the station in Srinagar (34°N, 74.8°E), India from 1992 to 2003. With the implementation of Montreal Protocol, though the concentrations of CFC-11, CFC-113, CH3Cl, CH3Br, CCl4 and CH3CCl3 had decreased, the concentrations of CFC-12, HCFCs, halons, WMO minor constituents, CH4, N2O and water vapour had increased, as a result of which TCO had risen from 1992 to 2003 at the above station. The nature of yearly variations of concentrations of the above ozone depleting substances and greenhouse gases as well as ozone has been presented. Possible explanations for build-up of TCO have also been offered.

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      P K Jana1 D K Saha2 D Sarkar3

      1. Department of Chemistry, Institute of Education (PG) for Women, Chandernagore, Hooghly 712 138, India.
      2. Department of Chemistry, Dinabandhu Mahavidyalaya, Bangaon, North-24 Parganas 743 235, India.
      3. Department of Chemistry, Howrah Zilla School, Howrah 711 101, India.
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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