Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6407–6418, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-6407-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6407–6418, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-6407-2021

Research article 05 Oct 2021

Research article | 05 Oct 2021

A global ozone profile climatology for satellite retrieval algorithms based on Aura MLS measurements and the MERRA-2 GMI simulation

Jerald R. Ziemke et al.

Data sets

MERRA-2 GMI model results Code 614 GMI modeling group https://acd-ext.gsfc.nasa.gov/Projects/GEOSCCM/MERRA2GMI/

MOD total ozone dataset Code 614 ozone trends group https://acd-ext.gsfc.nasa.gov/Data_services/merged/

Tropical QBO zonal Free University of Berlin https://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/met/ag/strat/produkte/qbo/qbo.dat

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Short summary
Seasonal and interannual ozone profile climatologies are produced from combined MLS and MERRA-2 GMI ozone for the general public. Both climatologies extend from pole to pole at altitudes of 0–80 km (1 km spacing) for the time record from 1970 to 2018. These climatologies are important for use as a priori information in satellite ozone retrieval algorithms, as validation of other measured and model-simulated ozone, and in radiative transfer studies of the atmosphere.