Ozone Absorption

The climate model’s ozone profile was adjusted each day by multiplying each level by the ratio of daily Brewer measurements of ozone depth to the depth for the climate profile. Ozone spectral optical depth for each atmospheric layer was

Fig. 16.1 Spectral variation of total optical depth and its component parts due to ozone, molecules and aerosol determined as the product of weighted mean, temperature-dependent ozone absorp­tion cross-sections (Paur and Bass 1985) and the ozone molecular number density calculated from the adjusted measurements.