Articles | Volume 23, issue 12
Research article
28 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 28 Jun 2023

Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) UV aerosol index data analysis over the Arctic region for future data assimilation and climate forcing applications

Blake T. Sorenson, Jianglong Zhang, Jeffrey S. Reid, Peng Xian, and Shawn L. Jaker


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-743', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Jan 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-743', Andrew Sayer, 24 Jan 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Blake Sorenson on behalf of the Authors (24 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Mar 2023) by Philip Stier
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 May 2023)
ED: Publish as is (29 May 2023) by Philip Stier
AR by Blake Sorenson on behalf of the Authors (31 May 2023)
Short summary
We quality-control Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) aerosol index data by identifying row anomalies and removing systematic biases, using the data to quantify trends in UV-absorbing aerosols over the Arctic region. We found decreasing trends in UV-absorbing aerosols in spring months and increasing trends in summer months. For the first time, observational evidence of increasing trends in UV-absorbing aerosols over the North Pole is found using the OMI data, especially over the last half decade.
Final-revised paper