Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4745–4778, 2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4745–4778, 2019

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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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.