O3LABOW

The Labow volume mixing ratio climatology of ozone. This is climatology of the volume mixing ratio from 0 km to 60 km in 1 km increments for 18 latitudes steps of 10 degrees from -85 to +85 for each month of the year. The climatology seems to be unpublished as all references refer to an unpublished piece of work by McPeters and Labow in 2002 or 2003. We have extended the climatology above 60 km using the differences in scale height between the neutrals (7 km scale height ) and ozone (4.5 km scale height) to calculate a new scale height to extrapolate the signal at 60 km. We have also extended the volume mixing ratio so it can be converted to an ozone density. This requires an atmospheric number density climatology for which the MSIS90 climatology is used:

climate = ISKClimatology('O3LABOW')
climate.UpdateCache([50,102, 0.0, 53000])
[ok, value] = climate.GetParameter( SKCLIMATOLOGY_O3_CM3(), [50,102, 25000, 53000]);

Supported Species

  • SKCLIMATOLOGY_O3_VMR
  • SKCLIMATOLOGY_O3_CM3