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Volume 18, issue 2 | Copyright
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

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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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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