Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 2269–2293, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-2269-2015

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 2269–2293, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-2269-2015

Research article 03 Mar 2015

Research article | 03 Mar 2015

Copernicus stratospheric ozone service, 2009–2012: validation, system intercomparison and roles of input data sets

K. Lefever et al.

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We validate and discuss the analyses of stratospheric ozone delivered in near-real time between 2009 and 2012 by four different data assimilation systems: IFS-MOZART, BASCOE, SACADA and TM3DAM. It is shown that the characteristics of the assimilation systems are much less important than those of the assimilated data sets. A correct representation of the vertical distribution of ozone requires satellite observations which are well resolved vertically and extend into the lowermost stratosphere.
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