Articles | Volume 17, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6477–6492, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6477–6492, 2017

Research article 31 May 2017

Research article | 31 May 2017

Surface ozone in the Southern Hemisphere: 20 years of data from a site with a unique setting in El Tololo, Chile

Julien G. Anet et al.

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There are less long-term surface ozone measurements on the Southern than on the Northern Hemisphere, which makes it difficult to thoroughly understand global ozone chemistry. We have analyzed a new, 20-year-long ozone dataset measured at 2200 m asl at El Tololo, Chile, and show that the annual cycle of ozone is mainly driven by ozone transport from the stratosphere to the troposphere. As well, we illustrate that the timing of the annual maximum is regressing to earlier in the year.
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