Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6407–6418, 2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6407–6418, 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.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-159', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Response to Reviewer #1', Jerry Ziemke, 19 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Review of the manuscript “A Global Ozone Profile Climatology for Satellite Retrieval Algorithms Based on Aura MLS Measurements and the MERRA-2 GMI Simulation“ by J.R. Ziemke', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Response to Reviewer #2', Jerry Ziemke, 19 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Jerry Ziemke on behalf of the Authors (19 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (31 Aug 2021) by Mark Weber
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.