Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Research article
18 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 18 Mar 2020

Early results and validation of SAGE III-ISS ozone profile measurements from onboard the International Space Station

M. Patrick McCormick, Liqiao Lei, Michael T. Hill, John Anderson, Richard Querel, and Wolfgang Steinbrecht


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AR by Liqiao Lei on behalf of the Authors (08 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jan 2020) by Mark Weber
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Jan 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Feb 2020) by Mark Weber
AR by Liqiao Lei on behalf of the Authors (13 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We present a validation of O3 data from the SAGE III-ISS instrument using ground-based lidars and ozonesondes from Hohenpeißenberg and Lauder as well as O3 data from the ACE-FTS instrument. Average differences in the O3 concentration between SAGE III-ISS and the lidar and sonde observations are < 10 % over much of the lower and middle stratosphere. The ACE comparisons are < 5 % from 20 to 45 km. These results provide confidence in the SAGE III measurements of global stratospheric O3 profiles.