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https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3793-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3793-2016
Research article
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18 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 18 Aug 2016

On instrumental errors and related correction strategies of ozonesondes: possible effect on calculated ozone trends for the nearby sites Uccle and De Bilt

Roeland Van Malderen, Marc A. F. Allaart, Hugo De Backer, Herman G. J. Smit, and Dirk De Muer

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Thanks to the Montreal Protocol regulations for ozone-depleting substances, the decline of ozone concentrations has been stopped. A remaining major issue today is if the onset of ozone recovery can be detected. Ozonesondes have provided vertical distribution of ozone with high vertical resolution for several decades. In this study, we investigate how different operating procedures at ozonesonde stations and different ozonesonde data correction strategies affect trends in ozone concentrations.