Articles | Volume 8, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4369–4381, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-4369-2015

Special issue: Changes in the vertical distribution of ozone – the SI2N report...

Special issue: Limb observations of the middle atmosphere by space- and airborne...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4369–4381, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-4369-2015

Research article 16 Oct 2015

Research article | 16 Oct 2015

Relative drifts and biases between six ozone limb satellite measurements from the last decade

N. Rahpoe et al.

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The analyses among six satellite instruments measuring ozone reveals that the relative drift between the sensors is not significant in the stratosphere and we conclude that merging of data from these instruments is possible. The merged ozone profiles can then be ingested in global climate models for long-term forecasts of ozone and climate change in the atmosphere. The added drift uncertainty is estimated at about 3% per decade (1 sigma) and should be applied in the calculation of ozone trends.