Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2423–2444, 2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2423–2444, 2019

Research article 17 Apr 2019

Research article | 17 Apr 2019

Merging of ozone profiles from SCIAMACHY, OMPS and SAGE II observations to study stratospheric ozone changes

Carlo Arosio et al.

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The aim of this study is the merging of stratospheric ozone profiles from three satellite data sets. The merged time series is used to compute long-term changes as a function of altitude, latitude and longitude to study the evolution of the ozone layer over 1985–2018. During the last 16 years we found positive trends in the upper stratosphere at mid latitudes, a large variability of the ozone changes as a function of longitude and a fluctuation in the tropical middle stratospheric trend.