Articles | Volume 18, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 6427–6440, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-6427-2018

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 6427–6440, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-6427-2018

Research article 07 May 2018

Research article | 07 May 2018

Representativeness of single lidar stations for zonally averaged ozone profiles, their trends and attribution to proxies

Christos Zerefos et al.

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We point out the representativeness of single lidar stations for zonally averaged ozone profile variations in the middle/upper stratosphere. We examine the contribution of chemistry and natural proxies to ozone profile trends. Above 10 hPa an “inflection point” between 1997–99 marks the end of significant negative ozone trends, followed by a recent period of positive ozone change in 1998–2015. Below 15 hPa the pre-1998 negative ozone trends tend to become insignificant as we move to 2015.
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