Articles | Volume 15, issue 17
Research article
04 Sep 2015
Research article |  | 04 Sep 2015

A Match-based approach to the estimation of polar stratospheric ozone loss using Aura Microwave Limb Sounder observations

N. J. Livesey, M. L. Santee, and G. L. Manney

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Employing the well-established "Match" technique, we quantify polar stratospheric ozone loss during multiple Arctic and Antarctic winters, based on observations from the spaceborne Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) instrument. The dense MLS spatial coverage enables many more matches than is possible for balloon-based observations. Applying the same technique to MLS observations of the long-lived N2O molecule gives an measure of the impact of transport errors on our ozone loss estimates.
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