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dc.contributor.authorChabrillat, S.
dc.contributor.authorFonteyn, D.
dc.date2003
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T10:13:27Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T10:13:27Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://orfeo.kbr.be/handle/internal/5116
dc.descriptionUsing an interactive, bi-dimensional model of the middle atmosphere, we simulate the long-term changes of temperature and chemistry in the mesosphere during the second half of the twentieth century, taking into account the 11-year solar cycle, the increase of water vapor at the tropopause, and the anthropogenic increases of methane and carbon dioxide. It is found that the long-term increase of water vapor at stratopause levels results in a long-term decrease of mesospheric ozone, hence of solar heating. The long-term mesospheric cooling due to this new mechanism is maximum in the lower mesosphere, and has the same order of magnitude as the cooling due to CO2 increase.
dc.languageeng
dc.titleModelling long-term changes of mesospheric temperature and chemistry
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.frascatiPhysical sciences
dc.audienceScientific
dc.subject.freeAtmospheric chemistry
dc.subject.freeAtmospheric temperature
dc.subject.freeCarbon dioxide
dc.subject.freeMethane
dc.subject.freeOzone
dc.subject.freeSolar heating
dc.subject.freeThermal effects
dc.subject.freeSolar cycles
dc.subject.freeSpace research
dc.subject.freeatmospheric chemistry
dc.subject.freeclimate variation
dc.subject.freeheat balance
dc.subject.freemesosphere
dc.subject.freenumerical model
dc.subject.freeozone
dc.subject.freetemperature
dc.subject.freetwentieth century
dc.subject.freewater vapor
dc.source.titleAdvances in Space Research
dc.source.volume32
dc.source.issue9
dc.source.page1689-1700
Orfeo.peerreviewedYes
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0273-1177(03)90464-9
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-0347051740


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