Articles | Volume 18, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 6567–6584, 2018

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 6567–6584, 2018

Research article 08 May 2018

Research article | 08 May 2018

Stratospheric ozone measurements at Arosa (Switzerland): history and scientific relevance

Johannes Staehelin et al.

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In 1926, total ozone series started in Arosa (Switzerland). Since the mid-1970s ozone is measured to document the effects of anthropogenic ozone-depleting substances (ODSs). ODSs peaked around the mid-1990s, resulting from the Montreal Protocol (1987) and its enforcement. Chemical ozone depletion stopped worsening around the mid-1990s but the large variability complicates demonstrations of the success of the protocol and the effect of ongoing climate change still requires continuous measurement.
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