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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 535–554, 2018
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Special issue: Quadrennial Ozone Symposium 2016 – Status and trends...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 535–554, 2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 18 Jan 2018

Research article | 18 Jan 2018

The impact of nonuniform sampling on stratospheric ozone trends derived from occultation instruments

Robert P. Damadeo et al.

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An ozone trend analysis that compensates for sampling biases is applied to sparsely sampled occultation data sets. International assessments have noted deficiencies in past trend analyses and this work addresses those sources of uncertainty. The nonuniform sampling patterns in data sets and drifts between data sets can affect derived recovery trends by up to 2 % decade−1. The limitations inherent to all techniques are also described and a potential path forward towards resolution is presented.
An ozone trend analysis that compensates for sampling biases is applied to sparsely sampled...