Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 535–554, 2018

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 535–554, 2018

Research article 18 Jan 2018

Research article | 18 Jan 2018

The impact of nonuniform sampling on stratospheric ozone trends derived from occultation instruments

Robert P. Damadeo et al.


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AR by Robert Damadeo on behalf of the Authors (27 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Nov 2017) by Rolf Müller
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Nov 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Dec 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Dec 2017) by Rolf Müller
Short summary
An ozone trend analysis that compensates for sampling biases is applied to sparsely sampled occultation data sets. International assessments have noted deficiencies in past trend analyses and this work addresses those sources of uncertainty. The nonuniform sampling patterns in data sets and drifts between data sets can affect derived recovery trends by up to 2 % decade−1. The limitations inherent to all techniques are also described and a potential path forward towards resolution is presented.
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