Articles | Volume 18, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5589–5605, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-5589-2018

Special issue: The Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) (ACP/GMD inter-journal...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5589–5605, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-5589-2018

Research article 24 Apr 2018

Research article | 24 Apr 2018

Analysis of European ozone trends in the period 1995–2014

Yingying Yan et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Apr 2018) by Federico Fierli
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Surface-based measurements from the EMEP network and EMAC model simulations are used to estimate the European surface ozone changes over 1995–2014. It shows a significantly decreasing trend in the 95th percentile ozone concentrations, while increasing in the 5th percentile ozone. Sensitivity simulations and statistical analysis show that a decrease in European anthropogenic emissions had contrasting effects on surface ozone trends between the 95th and 5th percentile levels.
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