Articles | Volume 17, issue 20
Research article
16 Oct 2017
Research article |  | 16 Oct 2017

Reconciling differences in stratospheric ozone composites

William T. Ball, Justin Alsing, Daniel J. Mortlock, Eugene V. Rozanov, Fiona Tummon, and Joanna D. Haigh


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AR by William Ball on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Aug 2017) by Bernd Funke
RR by Marko Laine (21 Aug 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Aug 2017) by Bernd Funke
AR by William Ball on behalf of the Authors (06 Sep 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Several ozone composites show different decadal trends, even in composites built with the same data. We remove artefacts affecting trend analysis with a new method (BASIC) and construct an ozone composite, with uncertainties. We find a significant ozone recovery since 1998 in the midlatitude upper stratosphere, with no hemispheric difference. We recommend using a similar approach to construct a composite based on the original instrument data to improve stratospheric ozone trend estimates.
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