Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
Research article
06 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 06 Sep 2019

Ozone profile climatology for remote sensing retrieval algorithms

Kai Yang and Xiong Liu


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AR by Kai Yang on behalf of the Authors (12 Jul 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Aug 2019) by Mark Weber
AR by Kai Yang on behalf of the Authors (09 Aug 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
We constructed total-ozone-dependent and tropopause-dependent climatologies from MERRA-2 ozone data to describe the dynamic variations in the ozone profile in response to changing meteorological conditions. The new climatologies contain the first quantitative characterization of ozone profile covariances, which facilitate a new approach to improve ozone profiles using the most probable patterns of profile adjustments represented by the empirical orthogonal functions of the covariance matrices.