Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Research article
30 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 30 Jun 2021

On the use of satellite observations to fill gaps in the Halley station total ozone record

Lily N. Zhang, Susan Solomon, Kane A. Stone, Jonathan D. Shanklin, Joshua D. Eveson, Steve Colwell, John P. Burrows, Mark Weber, Pieternel F. Levelt, Natalya A. Kramarova, and David P. Haffner


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Interesting, but needs clarification of uncertainty measures', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-122', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Lily Zhang on behalf of the Authors (29 May 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Jun 2021) by Farahnaz Khosrawi
AR by Lily Zhang on behalf of the Authors (04 Jun 2021)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
In the 1980s, measurements at the British Antarctic Survey station in Halley, Antarctica, led to the discovery of the ozone hole. The Halley total ozone record continues to be uniquely valuable for studies of long-term changes in Antarctic ozone. Environmental conditions in 2017 forced a temporary cessation of operations, leading to a gap in the historic record. We develop and test a method for filling in the Halley record using satellite data and find evidence to further support ozone recovery.
Final-revised paper