Articles | Volume 22, issue 22
Research article
21 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 21 Nov 2022

Multidecadal increases in global tropospheric ozone derived from ozonesonde and surface site observations: can models reproduce ozone trends?

Amy Christiansen, Loretta J. Mickley, Junhua Liu, Luke D. Oman, and Lu Hu


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on trends and ozonesonde data', Ryan Stauffer, 07 Jul 2022
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-330', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-330', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Aug 2022
  • AC1: 'Author Response to Comments', Amy Christiansen, 30 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Amy Christiansen on behalf of the Authors (30 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Oct 2022) by Leiming Zhang
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Oct 2022)
RR by Ryan Stauffer (21 Oct 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 Oct 2022) by Leiming Zhang
AR by Amy Christiansen on behalf of the Authors (25 Oct 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Understanding tropospheric ozone trends is crucial for accurate predictions of future air quality and climate, but drivers of trends are not well understood. We analyze global tropospheric ozone trends since 1980 using ozonesonde and surface measurements, and we evaluate two models for their ability to reproduce trends. We find observational evidence of increasing tropospheric ozone, but models underestimate these increases. This hinders our ability to estimate ozone radiative forcing.
Final-revised paper