Past changes in the vertical distribution of ozone - Part 1: Measurement techniques, uncertainties and availability
Journal article, 2014

Peak stratospheric chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and other ozone depleting substance (ODS) concentrations were reached in the mid- to late 1990s. Detection and attribution of the expected recovery of the stratospheric ozone layer in an atmosphere with reduced ODSs as well as efforts to understand the evolution of stratospheric ozone in the presence of increasing greenhouse gases are key current research topics. These require a critical examination of the ozone changes with an accurate knowledge of the spatial (geographical and vertical) and temporal ozone response. For such an examination, it is vital that the quality of the measurements used be as high as possible and measurement uncertainties well quantified. In preparation for the 2014 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion, the SPARC/IO3C/IGACO-O3/NDACC (SI2N) Initiative was designed to study and document changes in the global ozone profile distribution. This requires assessing long-term ozone profile data sets in regards to measurement stability and uncertainty characteristics. The ultimate goal is to establish suitability for estimating long-term ozone trends to contribute to ozone recovery studies. Some of the data sets have been improved as part of this initiative with updated versions now available. This summary presents an overview of stratospheric ozone profile measurement data sets (ground and satellite based) available for ozone recovery studies. Here we document measurement techniques, spatial and temporal coverage, vertical resolution, native units and measurement uncertainties. In addition, the latest data versions are briefly described (including data version updates as well as detailing multiple retrievals when available for a given satellite instrument). Archive location information for each data set is also given.

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B. Hassler

University of Colorado at Boulder

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory

I. Petropavlovskikh

University of Colorado at Boulder

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory

J. Staehelin

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

T. August

European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

P. K. Bhartia

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

C. Clerbaux

Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

D. Degenstein

University of Saskatchewan

M. De Mazière

Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB)

B. M. Dinelli

L'Istituto di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima (CNR-ISAC)

A. Dudhia

University of Oxford

G. Dufour

University of Paris-Est

S. M. Frith

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

L. Froidevaux

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

S. Godin-Beekmann

Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

J. Granville

Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB)

N. R. P. Harris

University of Cambridge

K. Hoppel

Naval Research Laboratory

D. Hubert

Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB)

Y. Kasai

Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

M. J. Kurylo

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

E. Kyrölä

Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)

J.-C. Lambert

P. F. Levelt

Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

C. T. McElroy

University of York

R. D. McPeters

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

R. Munro

European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

H. Nakajima

National Institute for Environmental Studies of Japan

A. Parrish

University of Massachusetts

P. Raspollini

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

E. E. Remsberg

NASA Langley Research Center

K. H. Rosenlof

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory

A. Rozanov

Universität Bremen

T. Sano

Kyoto University

Y. Sasano

M. Shiotani

Kyoto University

H. G. J. Smit

G. Stiller

Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research

J. Tamminen

Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)

D. W. Tarasick

Environment Canada

Joachim Urban

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Global Environmental Measurements and Modelling

R. J. van der A

Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

J. P. Veefkind

Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

C. Vigouroux

Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB)

T. von Clarmann

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

C. von Savigny

University of Greifswald

K. A. Walker

University of Toronto

University of Waterloo

M. Weber

J. Wild

J. M. Zawodny

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques

1867-1381 (ISSN) 1867-8548 (eISSN)

Vol. 7 5 1395--1427-

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