Articles | Volume 17, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10675–10690, 2017

Special issue: Twenty-five years of operations of the Network for the Detection...

Special issue: Quadrennial Ozone Symposium 2016 – Status and trends...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10675–10690, 2017

Research article 11 Sep 2017

Research article | 11 Sep 2017

An update on ozone profile trends for the period 2000 to 2016

Wolfgang Steinbrecht et al.

Data sets

SBUV-NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

SBUV-NOAA NOAA Climate Prediction Center

GOZCARDS Jet Propulsion Laboratory

SWOOSH Earth System Research Laboratory

SAGE II–OSIRIS (+ OMPS) University of Saskatchewan

SAGE II–Ozone_CCI–OMPS European Space Agency and BIRA-IASB

SAGE II–MIPAS–OMPS Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing

Lidar, microwave, and FTIR data Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC)

Quasi-Biennial-Oscillation (QBO) Data Serie FU Berlin

Solar radio flux time series Government of Canada and Natural Resources Canada

Multivariate ENSO Index (MEI) Earth System Research Laboratory

Stratospheric Aerosol Optical Thickness National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Short summary
Thanks to the 1987 Montreal Protocol and its amendments, ozone-depleting chlorine (and bromine) in the stratosphere has declined slowly since the late 1990s. Improved and extended long-term ozone profile observations from satellites and ground-based stations confirm that ozone is responding as expected and has increased by about 2 % per decade since 2000 in the upper stratosphere, around 40 km altitude. At lower altitudes, however, ozone has not changed significantly since 2000.
Final-revised paper