Variation of Ozone With Altitude

Cross section of ozone mixing ratio and ozone concentration as a function of alititude up to 90 kilometers.

The greatest concentration (abundance) of ozone is at altitudes around 23 km while the greatest mixing ratio (amount divided by amount of all other gases) is highest near 36 km on average because of the rapid decrease in density and increase in radiant energy with altitude (IUP Bremen).

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