Tibetan Plateau Ground-based Observations of Mid-latitude Tropopause Folds Provide Detailed Evidence of Jet Stream Acceleration by Exothermic Oxygen/Ozone Conversion
These detailed ground-based cross sections (Fig 23) provide excellent evidence of ozone converting locally  from paramagnetic oxygen at mid-latitudes within tropopause folds. Paramagnetic oxygen in the warm Ferrel Cell on the southern, right side of a cross section meets the cold Polar Cell on the northern, left side, converting to stratospheric ozone (blue color). The tropopause is at the base of the solid blue on the cross sections. The high-angle tropopause boundary within the fold is the locus of an exothermic oxygen /ozone conversion reaction accelerating a jet stream which flows away perpendicular to the cross section (cyan contours).