Ozone Analysis over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

A. Al-Khalaf
2008 Journal of King Abdulaziz University-Meteorology Environment and Arid Land Agriculture Sciences  
The variability of ozone over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has been studied in this paper. Higher values of coefficient of variation (COV) at all stations occurs at winter while lowest values occurs at autumn. The COV is function of latitude in annual, winter, spring and autumn values where it decreases gradually from the northern station to the southern station. The trend analysis of ozone over our stations indicates negative trends for both annual and seasonal time series with the
more » ... ies with the greatest one at winter. Except at the year 1988, the long-term variability of the behavior of the annual ozone shows positive trend values in ozone are the dominant features during the period 1979-1993 at the most stations. Negative trend values in ozone are the dominant features during the period 1993-2006 at all stations
doi:10.4197/met.19-2.6 fatcat:gjii6t274jgtppcibbturdqare