Monitoring of the atmospheric ozone layer and natural ultraviolet radiation: Annual report 2017.
Publikasjon: Monitoring of the atmospheric ozone layer and natural ultraviolet radiation: Annual report 2017.
Serie: NILU rapport, 23/2018
Utgiver: NILU, Kjeller
This report summarizes the results from the Norwegian monitoring programme on stratospheric ozone and UV radiation measurements. The ozone layer has been measured at three locations since 1979: in Oslo, Tromsø/Andøya and Ny-Ålesund. The UV measurements started in 1995. The results show that there was a significant decrease in stratospheric ozone above Norway between 1979 and 1997. After that the ozone layer stabilized at a level ~2% below pre-1980 level. There are large inter-annual variations and in 2017 there were relatively low values at all the three Norwegian stations during the winter. However, the ozone situation normalized towards the end of spring.