Articles | Volume 23, issue 5
Research article
10 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 10 Mar 2023

South Pole Station ozonesondes: variability and trends in the springtime Antarctic ozone hole 1986–2021

Bryan J. Johnson, Patrick Cullis, John Booth, Irina Petropavlovskikh, Glen McConville, Birgit Hassler, Gary A. Morris, Chance Sterling, and Samuel Oltmans


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-689', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Nov 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', B. J. Johnson, 13 Jan 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-689', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Nov 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', B. J. Johnson, 13 Jan 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by B. J. Johnson on behalf of the Authors (06 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Feb 2023) by Jens-Uwe Grooß
AR by B. J. Johnson on behalf of the Authors (11 Feb 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
In 1986, soon after the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole, NOAA began year-round ozonesonde observations at South Pole Station to measure vertical profiles of ozone and temperature from the surface to 35 km. Balloon-borne ozonesondes launched at this unique site allow for tracking all phases of the yearly springtime ozone hole beginning in late winter and after sunrise, when rapid ozone depletion begins over the South Pole throughout the month of September.
Final-revised paper