Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes (SHADOZ) ozone climatology...

Thompson, A. M., S. K. Miller, S. Tilmes, D. Kollonige, J. Witte, S. Oltmans, B. Johnson, M. Fujiwara, F. Schmidlin, G. J. R. Coetzee, N. Komala, M. Maata, M. B. Mohamad, J. Nguyo, C. Mutai, S.-Y. Ogino, F. R. Da Silva, N. M. P. Leme, F. Posny, R. Scheele, H. Selkirk, M. Shiotani, R. Stübi, G. Levrat, B. Calpini, V. Thouret, H. Tsuruta, J. V. Canossa, H. Vömel, S. Yonemura, J. A. Diaz, N. T. T. Thanh, and H. T. T. Ha (2012), Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes (SHADOZ) ozone climatology (2005–2009): Tropospheric and tropical tropopause layer (TTL) profiles with comparisons to OMI-based ozone products, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D23301, doi:10.1029/2011JD016911.

We present a regional and seasonal climatology of SHADOZ ozone profiles in the troposphere and tropical tropopause layer (TTL) based on measurements taken during the first five years of Aura, 2005–2009, when new stations joined the network at Hanoi, Vietnam; Hilo, Hawaii; Alajuela/Heredia, Costa Rica; Cotonou, Benin. In all, 15 stations operated during that period. A west-to-east progression of decreasing convective influence and increasing pollution leads to distinct tropospheric ozone profiles in three regions: (1) western Pacific/eastern Indian Ocean; (2) equatorial Americas (San Cristóbal, Alajuela, Paramaribo); (3) Atlantic and Africa. Comparisons in total ozone column from soundings, the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI, on Aura, 2004-) satellite and ground-based instrumentation are presented. Most stations show better agreement with OMI than they did for EP/TOMS comparisons (1998–2004; Earth-Probe/Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer), partly due to a revised above-burst ozone climatology. Possible station biases in the stratospheric segment of the ozone measurement noted in the first 7 years of SHADOZ ozone profiles are re-examined. High stratospheric bias observed during the

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