Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2097–2117, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-2097-2018

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2097–2117, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-2097-2018

Research article 14 Feb 2018

Research article | 14 Feb 2018

Total ozone trends from 1979 to 2016 derived from five merged observational datasets – the emergence into ozone recovery

Mark Weber et al.

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This paper commemorates the 30-year anniversary of the initial signing of the Montreal Protocol (MP) on substances that deplete the ozone layer. The MP is so far successful in reducing ozone-depleting substances, and total ozone decline was successfully stopped by the late 1990s. Total ozone levels have been mostly stable since then. In some regions, barely significant upward trends are observed that suggest an emergence into the expected ozone recovery phase.
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