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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10675-10690, 2017
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Research article
11 Sep 2017
An update on ozone profile trends for the period 2000 to 2016
Wolfgang Steinbrecht et al.

Data sets

SBUV-NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration SBUV-NOAA NOAA Climate Prediction Center GOZCARDS Jet Propulsion Laboratory SWOOSH Earth System Research Laboratory SAGE II–OSIRIS (+ OMPS) University of Saskatchewan SAGE II–Ozone_CCI–OMPS European Space Agency and BIRA-IASB SAGE II–MIPAS–OMPS Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing Lidar, microwave, and FTIR data Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC) Quasi-Biennial-Oscillation (QBO) Data Serie FU Berlin Solar radio flux time series Government of Canada and Natural Resources Canada Multivariate ENSO Index (MEI) Earth System Research Laboratory Stratospheric Aerosol Optical Thickness National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Publications Copernicus
Short summary
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)...