Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
Research article
08 Jun 2016
Research article |  | 08 Jun 2016

Ground-based assessment of the bias and long-term stability of 14 limb and occultation ozone profile data records

Daan Hubert, Jean-Christopher Lambert, Tijl Verhoelst, José Granville, Arno Keppens, Jean-Luc Baray, Adam E. Bourassa, Ugo Cortesi, Doug A. Degenstein, Lucien Froidevaux, Sophie Godin-Beekmann, Karl W. Hoppel, Bryan J. Johnson, Erkki Kyrölä, Thierry Leblanc, Günter Lichtenberg, Marion Marchand, C. Thomas McElroy, Donal Murtagh, Hideaki Nakane, Thierry Portafaix, Richard Querel, James M. Russell III, Jacobo Salvador, Herman G. J. Smit, Kerstin Stebel, Wolfgang Steinbrecht, Kevin B. Strawbridge, René Stübi, Daan P. J. Swart, Ghassan Taha, David W. Tarasick, Anne M. Thompson, Joachim Urban, Joanna A. E. van Gijsel, Roeland Van Malderen, Peter von der Gathen, Kaley A. Walker, Elian Wolfram, and Joseph M. Zawodny

Data sets

SAGE II v7.0 data J. M. Zawodny et al.

SAGE III v4.0 data J. M. Zawodny et al.

HALOE v19 data J. M. Russell III et al.

UARS MLS v5 data L. Froidevaux et al.

EOS-Aura MLS v3.3 data L. Froidevaux et al.

POAM II v6 data K. W. Hoppel et al.

POAM III v4 data K. W. Hoppel et al.

OSIRIS v5.07 data D. A. Degenstein et al.

SMR 501GHz v2.1 data J. Urban et al.

GOMOS IPF 6.01 data E. Kyrölä et al.

MIPAS ML2PP 6.0 data P. Raspollini et al.

SCIAMACHY SGP 5.02 data G. Lichtenberg et al.

ACE-FTS v3.0 data C. D. Boone et al.

MAESTRO v1.2 data C. T. McElroy et al.

ERA-Interim meteorological data European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)

NDACC Data Host Facility Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC)

WOUDC data archive World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC)

SHADOZ data archive A. M. Thompson et al.

Short summary
A more detailed understanding of satellite O3 profile data records is vital for further progress in O3 research. To this end, we made a comprehensive assessment of 14 limb/occultation profilers using ground-based reference data. The mutual consistency of satellite O3 in terms of bias, short-term variability and decadal stability is generally good over most of the stratosphere. However, we identified some exceptions that impact the quality of recently merged data sets and ozone trend assessments.