Atmospheric ozone and related species in the early 2020s: latest results and trends (ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)(ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)
Atmospheric ozone and related species in the early 2020s: latest results and trends (ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)(ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)
Editor(s): Sophie Godin-Beekmann, Paul Newman, Irina Petropavlovskikh, Birgit Hassler, Karin Kreher, Corinne Vigouroux, Mark Weber, and Ja-Ho Koo Special issue jointly organized between Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
Atmospheric ozone is one of the most important trace gases in the Earth's atmosphere due to its multiple roles: filtering harmful levels of ultraviolet (UV) solar radiation and shortwave absorption, being a greenhouse gas in the Earth's climate system, and being a powerful oxidant in the troposphere. Also, surface level ozone produces harmful effects on human health, ecosystems, and agricultural production. The latest findings and emerging research on ozone-related topics were presented at the 2021 Quadrennial Ozone Symposium (QOS) held online on October 3–9 2021. This special issue covers studies presented at the QOS and other relevant studies that are broadly related to the following subject areas:

1. stratospheric ozone science;
2. tropospheric ozone science;
3. ozone-depleting substances sources, sinks, and budget;
4. ozone, climate, and meteorology;
5. ozone monitoring and measurement techniques;
6. environmental and human health effects of atmospheric ozone and UV radiation.

This issue is open to all submissions within its scope.

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03 Nov 2023
Atmospheric impacts of chlorinated very short-lived substances over the recent past – Part 2: Impacts on ozone
Ewa M. Bednarz, Ryan Hossaini, and Martyn P. Chipperfield
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 13701–13711,,, 2023
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20 Oct 2023
A physically based correction for stray light in Brewer spectrophotometer data analysis
Vladimir Savastiouk, Henri Diémoz, and C. Thomas McElroy
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, 4785–4806,,, 2023
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13 Oct 2023
Changes in surface ozone in South Korea on diurnal to decadal timescales for the period of 2001–2021
Si-Wan Kim, Kyoung-Min Kim, Yujoo Jeong, Seunghwan Seo, Yeonsu Park, and Jeongyeon Kim
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 12867–12886,,, 2023
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11 Oct 2023
Total ozone variability and trends over the South Pole during the wintertime
Vitali Fioletov, Xiaoyi Zhao, Ihab Abboud, Michael Brohart, Akira Ogyu, Reno Sit, Sum Chi Lee, Irina Petropavlovskikh, Koji Miyagawa, Bryan J. Johnson, Patrick Cullis, John Booth, Glen McConville, and C. Thomas McElroy
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 12731–12751,,, 2023
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22 Aug 2023
UV solar radiation climatology and its behaviour during events of influence of the Antarctic ozone hole over south of Brazil
Bibiana Lopes, Damaris Kirsch Pinheiro, Hassan Bencherif, Gabriela Dornelles Bittencourt, Lucas Vaz Peres, Jean-Maurice Cadet, Thierry Portafaix, and Nathalie Tissot Boiaski
EGUsphere,,, 2023
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: final response, 2 comments)
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18 Aug 2023
Ozone and water vapor variability in the polar middle atmosphere observed with ground-based microwave radiometers
Guochun Shi, Witali Krochin, Eric Sauvageat, and Gunter Stober
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 9137–9159,,, 2023
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08 Aug 2023
Measurement report: Influence of the Antarctic Ozone Hole in Southern Brazil: Conceptual model for 42 years of analysis the atmospheric dynamics on ozone
Gabriela Dornelles Bittencourt, Damaris Kirsch Pinheiro, Hassan Bencherif, Lucas Vaz Peres, Nelson Begue, José Valentin Bageston, Douglas Lima de Bem, Vagner Anabor, and Luiz Angelo Steffenel
EGUsphere,,, 2023
Revised manuscript under review for ACP (discussion: final response, 8 comments)
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14 Jul 2023
New Insights From The Jülich Ozone-Sonde Intercomparison Experiments: Calibration Functions Traceable To One Ozone Reference Instrument
Herman G.J. Smit, Deniz Poyraz, Roeland Van Malderen, Anne M. Thompson, David W. Tarasick, Ryan M. Stauffer, Bryan J. Johnson, and Debra E. Kollonige
EGUsphere,,, 2023
Revised manuscript accepted for AMT (discussion: final response, 4 comments)
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04 Jul 2023
Microwave radiometer observations of the ozone diurnal cycle and its short-term variability over Switzerland
Eric Sauvageat, Klemens Hocke, Eliane Maillard Barras, Shengyi Hou, Quentin Errera, Alexander Haefele, and Axel Murk
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 7321–7345,,, 2023
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12 May 2023
Trends in polar ozone loss since 1989: First signs of recovery in Arctic ozone column
Andrea Pazmino, Florence Goutail, Sophie Godin-Beekmann, Alain Hauchecorne, Jean-Pierre Pommereau, Martyn P. Chipperfield, Wuhu Feng, Franck Lefèvre, Audrey Lecouffe, Michel Van Roozendael, Nis Jepsen, Georg Hansen, Rigel Kivi, Kimberly Strong, Kaley A. Walker, and Steve Colwell
EGUsphere,,, 2023
Revised manuscript accepted for ACP (discussion: final response, 4 comments)
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28 Apr 2023
The site-specific primary calibration conditions for the Brewer spectrophotometer
Xiaoyi Zhao, Vitali Fioletov, Alberto Redondas, Julian Gröbner, Luca Egli, Franz Zeilinger, Javier López-Solano, Alberto Berjón Arroyo, James Kerr, Eliane Maillard Barras, Herman Smit, Michael Brohart, Reno Sit, Akira Ogyu, Ihab Abboud, and Sum Chi Lee
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, 2273–2295,,, 2023
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18 Apr 2023
Assessment of spectral UV radiation at Marambio Base, Antarctic Peninsula
Klára Čížková, Kamil Láska, Ladislav Metelka, and Martin Staněk
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 4617–4636,,, 2023
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12 Apr 2023
Updated merged SAGE-CCI-OMPS+ dataset for the evaluation of ozone trends in the stratosphere
Viktoria F. Sofieva, Monika Szelag, Johanna Tamminen, Carlo Arosio, Alexei Rozanov, Mark Weber, Doug Degenstein, Adam Bourassa, Daniel Zawada, Michael Kiefer, Alexandra Laeng, Kaley A. Walker, Patrick Sheese, Daan Hubert, Michel van Roozendael, Christian Retscher, Robert Damadeo, and Jerry D. Lumpe
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, 1881–1899,,, 2023
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06 Apr 2023
Total ozone trends at three northern high-latitude stations
Leonie Bernet, Tove Svendby, Georg Hansen, Yvan Orsolini, Arne Dahlback, Florence Goutail, Andrea Pazmiño, Boyan Petkov, and Arve Kylling
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 4165–4184,,, 2023
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10 Mar 2023
South Pole Station ozonesondes: variability and trends in the springtime Antarctic ozone hole 1986–2021
Bryan J. Johnson, Patrick Cullis, John Booth, Irina Petropavlovskikh, Glen McConville, Birgit Hassler, Gary A. Morris, Chance Sterling, and Samuel Oltmans
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 3133–3146,,, 2023
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09 Mar 2023
Indicators of the ozone recovery for selected sites in the Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes derived from various total column ozone datasets (1980–2020)
Janusz Krzyścin
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 3119–3132,,, 2023
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21 Feb 2023
Performance of AIRS ozone retrieval over the central Himalayas: use of ozonesonde and other satellite datasets
Prajjwal Rawat, Manish Naja, Evan Fishbein, Pradeep K. Thapliyal, Rajesh Kumar, Piyush Bhardwaj, Aditya Jaiswal, Sugriva N. Tiwari, Sethuraman Venkataramani, and Shyam Lal
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, 889–909,,, 2023
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09 Feb 2023
A Method for Calculating Offsets to Ozone Depletion and Climate Impacts of Ozone-Depleting Substances
Gabrielle B. Dreyfus, Stephen A. Montzka, Stephen O. Andersen, and Richard Ferris
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,,, 2023
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: final response, 4 comments)
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08 Nov 2022
Dynamical linear modeling estimates of long-term ozone trends from homogenized Dobson Umkehr profiles at Arosa/Davos, Switzerland
Eliane Maillard Barras, Alexander Haefele, René Stübi, Achille Jouberton, Herbert Schill, Irina Petropavlovskikh, Koji Miyagawa, Martin Stanek, and Lucien Froidevaux
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 14283–14302,,, 2022
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08 Nov 2022
Harmonized retrieval of middle atmospheric ozone from two microwave radiometers in Switzerland
Eric Sauvageat, Eliane Maillard Barras, Klemens Hocke, Alexander Haefele, and Axel Murk
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 6395–6417,,, 2022
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04 Nov 2022
Temporal variability of tropospheric ozone and ozone profiles in the Korean Peninsula during the East Asian summer monsoon: insights from multiple measurements and reanalysis datasets
Juseon Bak, Eun-Ji Song, Hyo-Jung Lee, Xiong Liu, Ja-Ho Koo, Joowan Kim, Wonbae Jeon, Jae-Hwan Kim, and Cheol-Hee Kim
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 14177–14187,,, 2022
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06 Oct 2022
Ozone, DNA-active UV radiation, and cloud changes for the near-global mean and at high latitudes due to enhanced greenhouse gas concentrations
Kostas Eleftheratos, John Kapsomenakis, Ilias Fountoulakis, Christos S. Zerefos, Patrick Jöckel, Martin Dameris, Alkiviadis F. Bais, Germar Bernhard, Dimitra Kouklaki, Kleareti Tourpali, Scott Stierle, J. Ben Liley, Colette Brogniez, Frédérique Auriol, Henri Diémoz, Stana Simic, Irina Petropavlovskikh, Kaisa Lakkala, and Kostas Douvis
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 12827–12855,,, 2022
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04 Oct 2022
Tropospheric ozone retrieval by a combination of TROPOMI/S5P measurements with BASCOE assimilated data
Klaus-Peter Heue, Diego Loyola, Fabian Romahn, Walter Zimmer, Simon Chabrillat, Quentin Errera, Jerry Ziemke, and Natalya Kramarova
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 5563–5579,,, 2022
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09 Sep 2022
Updated trends of the stratospheric ozone vertical distribution in the 60° S–60° N latitude range based on the LOTUS regression model
Sophie Godin-Beekmann, Niramson Azouz, Viktoria F. Sofieva, Daan Hubert, Irina Petropavlovskikh, Peter Effertz, Gérard Ancellet, Doug A. Degenstein, Daniel Zawada, Lucien Froidevaux, Stacey Frith, Jeannette Wild, Sean Davis, Wolfgang Steinbrecht, Thierry Leblanc, Richard Querel, Kleareti Tourpali, Robert Damadeo, Eliane Maillard Barras, René Stübi, Corinne Vigouroux, Carlo Arosio, Gerald Nedoluha, Ian Boyd, Roeland Van Malderen, Emmanuel Mahieu, Dan Smale, and Ralf Sussmann
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 11657–11673,,, 2022
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01 Sep 2022
Tropospheric and stratospheric ozone profiles during the 2019 TROpomi vaLIdation eXperiment (TROLIX-19)
John T. Sullivan, Arnoud Apituley, Nora Mettig, Karin Kreher, K. Emma Knowland, Marc Allaart, Ankie Piters, Michel Van Roozendael, Pepijn Veefkind, Jerry R. Ziemke, Natalya Kramarova, Mark Weber, Alexei Rozanov, Laurence Twigg, Grant Sumnicht, and Thomas J. McGee
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 11137–11153,,, 2022
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23 Aug 2022
Atmospheric impacts of chlorinated very short-lived substances over the recent past – Part 1: Stratospheric chlorine budget and the role of transport
Ewa M. Bednarz, Ryan Hossaini, Martyn P. Chipperfield, N. Luke Abraham, and Peter Braesicke
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 10657–10676,,, 2022
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23 Aug 2022
Effects of reanalysis forcing fields on ozone trends and age of air from a chemical transport model
Yajuan Li, Sandip S. Dhomse, Martyn P. Chipperfield, Wuhu Feng, Andreas Chrysanthou, Yuan Xia, and Dong Guo
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 10635–10656,,, 2022
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28 Jul 2022
A renewed rise in global HCFC-141b emissions between 2017–2021
Luke M. Western, Alison L. Redington, Alistair J. Manning, Cathy M. Trudinger, Lei Hu, Stephan Henne, Xuekun Fang, Lambert J. M. Kuijpers, Christina Theodoridi, David S. Godwin, Jgor Arduini, Bronwyn Dunse, Andreas Engel, Paul J. Fraser, Christina M. Harth, Paul B. Krummel, Michela Maione, Jens Mühle, Simon O'Doherty, Hyeri Park, Sunyoung Park, Stefan Reimann, Peter K. Salameh, Daniel Say, Roland Schmidt, Tanja Schuck, Carolina Siso, Kieran M. Stanley, Isaac Vimont, Martin K. Vollmer, Dickon Young, Ronald G. Prinn, Ray F. Weiss, Stephen A. Montzka, and Matthew Rigby
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9601–9616,,, 2022
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25 Jul 2022
Stratospheric ozone trends for 1984–2021 in the SAGE II–OSIRIS–SAGE III/ISS composite dataset
Kristof Bognar, Susann Tegtmeier, Adam Bourassa, Chris Roth, Taran Warnock, Daniel Zawada, and Doug Degenstein
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9553–9569,,, 2022
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12 Jul 2022
Long-term trend of ozone pollution in China during 2014–2020: distinct seasonal and spatial characteristics and ozone sensitivity
Wenjie Wang, David D. Parrish, Siwen Wang, Fengxia Bao, Ruijing Ni, Xin Li, Suding Yang, Hongli Wang, Yafang Cheng, and Hang Su
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 8935–8949,,, 2022
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24 Jun 2022
Transport of substantial stratospheric ozone to the surface by a dying typhoon and shallow convection
Zhixiong Chen, Jane Liu, Xiushu Qie, Xugeng Cheng, Yukun Shen, Mengmiao Yang, Rubin Jiang, and Xiangke Liu
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 8221–8240,,, 2022
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25 May 2022
Global, regional and seasonal analysis of total ozone trends derived from the 1995–2020 GTO-ECV climate data record
Melanie Coldewey-Egbers, Diego G. Loyola, Christophe Lerot, and Michel Van Roozendael​​​​​​​
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6861–6878,,, 2022
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25 May 2022
Global total ozone recovery trends attributed to ozone-depleting substance (ODS) changes derived from five merged ozone datasets
Mark Weber, Carlo Arosio, Melanie Coldewey-Egbers, Vitali E. Fioletov, Stacey M. Frith, Jeannette D. Wild, Kleareti Tourpali, John P. Burrows, and Diego Loyola
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6843–6859,,, 2022
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18 May 2022
Homogenization of the Observatoire de Haute Provence electrochemical concentration cell (ECC) ozonesonde data record: comparison with lidar and satellite observations
Gérard Ancellet, Sophie Godin-Beekmann, Herman G. J. Smit, Ryan M. Stauffer, Roeland Van Malderen, Renaud Bodichon, and Andrea Pazmiño
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 3105–3120,,, 2022
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12 May 2022
Combined UV and IR ozone profile retrieval from TROPOMI and CrIS measurements
Nora Mettig, Mark Weber, Alexei Rozanov, John P. Burrows, Pepijn Veefkind, Anne M. Thompson, Ryan M. Stauffer, Thierry Leblanc, Gerard Ancellet, Michael J. Newchurch, Shi Kuang, Rigel Kivi, Matthew B. Tully, Roeland Van Malderen, Ankie Piters, Bogumil Kois, René Stübi, and Pavla Skrivankova
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 2955–2978,,, 2022
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18 Aug 2021
Fifty years of balloon-borne ozone profile measurements at Uccle, Belgium: a short history, the scientific relevance, and the achievements in understanding the vertical ozone distribution
Roeland Van Malderen, Dirk De Muer, Hugo De Backer, Deniz Poyraz, Willem W. Verstraeten, Veerle De Bock, Andy W. Delcloo, Alexander Mangold, Quentin Laffineur, Marc Allaart, Frans Fierens, and Valérie Thouret
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12385–12411,,, 2021
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