Zonal asymmetries in middle atmospheric ozone and water vapour derived from Odin satellite data 2001-2010

A. Gabriel, H. Kornich, S. Lossow, D.H.W. Peters, J. Urban & D. Murtagh
Stationary wave patterns in middle atmospheric ozone (O3) and water vapour (H2O) are an important factor in the atmospheric circulation, but there is a strong gap in diagnosing and understanding their configuration and origin. Based on Odin satellite data from 2001 to 2010 we investigate the stationary wave patterns in O3 and H2O as indicated by the seasonal long-term means of the zonally asymmetric components O*/3=O3-[O3] and H2O* =H2O-[H2O] ([O3], [H2O]: zonal means). At mid-...