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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1379-1394, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1379-2018
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Research article
06 Feb 2018
Evidence for a continuous decline in lower stratospheric ozone offsetting ozone layer recovery
William T. Ball et al.
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RC1: 'Important paper, questioning current understanding of lower stratospheric ozone trends', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Oct 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Interactive comment on "Continuous decline in lower stratospheric ozone offsets ozone layer recovery"', William Ball, 11 Dec 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC2: 'Review of the manuscript „Continuous decline in lower stratospheric ozone offsets ozone layer recovery“ by Ball et al.', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Nov 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Interactive comment on "Continuous decline in lower stratospheric ozone offsets ozone layer recovery"', William Ball, 11 Dec 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Dec 2017) by Marc von Hobe  
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Using a robust analysis, with artefact-corrected ozone data, we confirm upper stratospheric ozone is recovering following the Montreal Protocol, but that lower stratospheric ozone (50° S–50° N) has continued to decrease since 1998, and the ozone layer as a whole (60° S–60° N) may be lower today than in 1998. No change in total column ozone may be due to increasing tropospheric ozone. State-of-the-art models do not reproduce lower stratospheric ozone decreases.
Using a robust analysis, with artefact-corrected ozone data, we confirm upper stratospheric...
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