Articles | Volume 24, issue 6
Research article
22 Mar 2024
Research article |  | 22 Mar 2024

Quantifying the tropospheric ozone radiative effect and its temporal evolution in the satellite era

Richard J. Pope, Alexandru Rap, Matilda A. Pimlott, Brice Barret, Eric Le Flochmoen, Brian J. Kerridge, Richard Siddans, Barry G. Latter, Lucy J. Ventress, Anne Boynard, Christian Retscher, Wuhu Feng, Richard Rigby, Sandip S. Dhomse, Catherine Wespes, and Martyn P. Chipperfield


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1513', William Collins, 20 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1513', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Sep 2023
  • CC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1513 by O. R. Cooper', Owen Cooper, 09 Oct 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Richard Pope on behalf of the Authors (17 Dec 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (19 Dec 2023) by Kostas Tsigaridis
AR by Richard Pope on behalf of the Authors (20 Dec 2023)
Short summary
Tropospheric ozone is an important short-lived climate forcer which influences the incoming solar short-wave radiation and the outgoing long-wave radiation in the atmosphere (8–15 km) where the balance between the two yields a net positive (i.e. warming) effect at the surface. Overall, we find that the tropospheric ozone radiative effect ranges between 1.21 and 1.26 W m−2 with a negligible trend (2008–2017), suggesting that tropospheric ozone influences on climate have remained stable with time.
Final-revised paper