Articles | Volume 21, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 18689–18705, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-18689-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 18689–18705, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-18689-2021

Research article 23 Dec 2021

Research article | 23 Dec 2021

Variability and trends in surface solar spectral ultraviolet irradiance in Italy: on the influence of geopotential height and lower-stratospheric ozone

Ilias Fountoulakis et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'The description of the effect of the ozone profile on UV radiation should be modified', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ilias Fountoulakis, 13 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-616', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Ilias Fountoulakis, 13 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Ilias Fountoulakis on behalf of the Authors (13 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Nov 2021) by Michel Van Roozendael
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 Nov 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Nov 2021) by Michel Van Roozendael
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Short summary
The variability and trends of solar spectral UV irradiance have been studied for the periods 1996–2020 (for Rome) and 2006–2020 (for Lampedusa, Rome, and Aosta) with respect to the variability and trends of total ozone and geopotential height. Analyses revealed increasing UV in particular months at all sites, possibly due to decreasing lower-stratospheric ozone (at Rome in 1996–2020) and decreasing attenuation by aerosols and/or clouds (at all stations in 2006–2020).
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