Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2497–2534, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2497-2016

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2497–2534, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2497-2016

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 et al.

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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.