Articles | Volume 17, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10675–10690, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10675-2017

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10675–10690, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10675-2017

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.

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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.
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