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Volume 17, issue 17 | Copyright

Special issue: Quadrennial Ozone Symposium 2016 – Status and trends...

Special issue: Twenty-five years of operations of the Network for the Detection...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10675-10690, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10675-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 11 Sep 2017

Research article | 11 Sep 2017

An update on ozone profile trends for the period 2000 to 2016

Wolfgang Steinbrecht et al.
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SBUV-NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration https://acd-ext.gsfc.nasa.gov/Data_services/merged/

SBUV-NOAA NOAA Climate Prediction Center ftp://ftp.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/SBUV_CDR/

GOZCARDS Jet Propulsion Laboratory https://gozcards.jpl.nasa.gov/

SWOOSH Earth System Research Laboratory https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd/groups/csd8/swoosh/

SAGE II–OSIRIS (+ OMPS) University of Saskatchewan http://osirus.usask.ca/

SAGE II–Ozone_CCI–OMPS European Space Agency and BIRA-IASB http://www.esa-ozone-cci.org/

SAGE II–MIPAS–OMPS Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing https://www.imk-asf.kit.edu/english/304_2857.php

Lidar, microwave, and FTIR data Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC) http://www.ndacc.org

Quasi-Biennial-Oscillation (QBO) Data Serie FU Berlin http://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/en/met/ag/strat/produkte/qbo/index.html

Solar radio flux time series Government of Canada and Natural Resources Canada ftp://ftp.geolab.nrcan.gc.ca/data/solar_flux

Multivariate ENSO Index (MEI) Earth System Research Laboratory https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/enso/mei/

Stratospheric Aerosol Optical Thickness National Aeronautics and Space Administration https://data.giss.nasa.gov/modelforce/strataer/

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Thanks to the 1987 Montreal Protocol and its amendments, ozone-depleting chlorine (and bromine) in the stratosphere has declined slowly since the late 1990s. Improved and extended long-term ozone profile observations from satellites and ground-based stations confirm that ozone is responding as expected and has increased by about 2 % per decade since 2000 in the upper stratosphere, around 40 km altitude. At lower altitudes, however, ozone has not changed significantly since 2000.
Thanks to the 1987 Montreal Protocol and its amendments, ozone-depleting chlorine (and bromine)...
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