Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Research article
14 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 14 Feb 2019

The use of QBO, ENSO, and NAO perturbations in the evaluation of GOME-2 MetOp A total ozone measurements

Kostas Eleftheratos, Christos S. Zerefos, Dimitris S. Balis, Maria-Elissavet Koukouli, John Kapsomenakis, Diego G. Loyola, Pieter Valks, Melanie Coldewey-Egbers, Christophe Lerot, Stacey M. Frith, Amund S. Haslerud, Ivar S. A. Isaksen, and Seppo Hassinen

Data sets


Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) since 1986 Australian Government - Bureau of Meteorology

An update of the observed quasi-biennial oscillation of the stratospheric winds over the tropics ( B. Naujokat<1873:AUOTOQ>2.0.CO;2

North Atlantic climate variability: The role of the North Atlantic Oscillation ( J. W. Hurrell and C. Deser

The NCEP/NCAR 40-year reanalysis project ( E. Kalnay, M. Kanamitsu, R. Kistler, W. Collins, D. Deaven, L. Gandin, M. Iredell, S. Saha, G. White, J. Woollen, Y. Zhu, M. Chelliah, W. Ebisuzaki, W. Higgins, J. Janowiak, K. C. Mo, C. Ropelewski, J. Wang, A. Leetmaa, R. Reynolds, Roy Jenne, and D. Joseph<0437:TNYRP>2.0.CO;2

OMI total column ozone: extending the long-term data record ( R. D. McPeters, S. Frith, and G. J. Labow

The GOME-type Total Ozone Essential Climate Variable (GTO-ECV) data record from the ESA Climate Change Initiative ( M. Coldewey-Egbers, D. G. Loyola, M. Koukouli, D. Balis, J.-C. Lambert, T. Verhoelst, J. Granville, M. van Roozendael, C. Lerot, R. Spurr, S. M. Frith, and C. Zehner

Short summary
We examine the ability of GOME-2A total ozone data to capture variability related to known natural oscillations, such as the QBO, ENSO and NAO, with respect to other satellite datasets, ground-based data, and chemical transport model simulations. The analysis is based on the GOME-2 satellite total ozone columns for the period 2007–2016 which form part of the operational EUMETSAT AC SAF GOME-2 MetOp A GDP4.8 latest data product.