Title: Contribution of the Solar Corpuscular Radiation
in the Physicochemical Processings of the Stratosphere.
Author(s): G. K. Korbakis, V. P. Tritakis, K. Tourpali, A. G.
Paliatsos, P. Th. Nastos, Yu. V. Pisanko (Poster)
The goal of this study is to determine the contribution of the solar
corpuscular radiation in the several physicochemical processings of the
stratosphere and especially in the production of nitrogen oxides NOx,
and through them in the ozone depletion. For that purpose, observations
of solar particles (p+, e-) at several energies from 150 KeV to 5 MeV
were used, which have been collected during the decade of 1990 from the
Russian satellite METEOR-2. The polar orbit of this satellite is
approximately 1000 Km far from the earth’s surface. These data
were correlated to ozone observations, which have been obtained from the
database WOUDC, preferring the stations situated northerly than 40 °N.
The preliminary results of this research pinpoint that intense
corpuscular events, which are registered by the satellite, are traced as
ozone variations after 2-3 days of their registration.