Articles | Volume 22, issue 16
Research article
23 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 23 Aug 2022

Effects of reanalysis forcing fields on ozone trends and age of air from a chemical transport model

Yajuan Li, Sandip S. Dhomse, Martyn P. Chipperfield, Wuhu Feng, Andreas Chrysanthou, Yuan Xia, and Dong Guo


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-182', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'very interesting paper, some minor corrections are needed', Mark Weber, 04 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Yajuan Li on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Jul 2022) by Martin Dameris
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Aug 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Aug 2022) by Martin Dameris
AR by Yajuan Li on behalf of the Authors (03 Aug 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Chemical transport models forced with (re)analysis meteorological fields are ideally suited for interpreting the influence of important physical processes on the ozone variability. We use TOMCAT forced by ECMWF ERA-Interim and ERA5 reanalysis data sets to investigate the effects of reanalysis forcing fields on ozone changes. Our results show that models forced by ERA5 reanalyses may not yet be capable of reproducing observed changes in stratospheric ozone, particularly in the lower stratosphere.
Final-revised paper