Effects of the 2006 El Niño on tropospheric composition as revealed by data from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES)

AMS Citation:
Logan, J. A., I. Megretskaia, R. Nassar, L. T. Murray, L. Zhang, K. W. Bowman, H. M. Worden, and M. Luo, 2008: Effects of the 2006 El Niño on tropospheric composition as revealed by data from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES). Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L03816, doi:10.1029/2007GL031698.
Date:2008-02-15
Resource Type:article
Title:Effects of the 2006 El Niño on tropospheric composition as revealed by data from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES)
Abstract: The Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) is unique in providing multi-year coincident tropospheric profiles of CO, O₃ and H₂O. TES data show large differences in these gases over Indonesia and the eastern Indian Ocean in October-December 2006 relative to 2005. In 2006, O₃ was higher by 15-30 ppb (30-75%) while CO was higher by >80 ppb in October and November, and by ~25 ppb in December. These differences were caused by high fire emissions from Indonesia in 2006 associated with the lowest rainfall since 1997, reduced convection during the moderate El Niño, and reduced photochemical loss because of lower H₂O. The persistence of the O₃ difference into December is consistent with higher NOx emissions from lightning in 2006. TES CO and O₃ enhancements in 2006 were larger than those observed during the weak El Niño of 2004.
Subject(s):troposheric ozone, El Niño, Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer
Peer Review:Refereed
Copyright Information:An edited version of this paper was published by AGU. Copyright 2008 American Geophysical Union.
OpenSky citable URL: ark:/85065/d7c24wmk
Publisher's Version: 10.1029/2007GL031698
Author(s):
  • Jennifer Logan
  • Inna Megretskaia
  • Ray Nassar
  • Lee Murray
  • Lin Zhang
  • Kevin Bowman - NCAR/UCAR
  • Helen Worden - NCAR/UCAR
  • Ming Luo
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