Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 41–59, 2016
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 41–59, 2016

  11 Feb 2016

11 Feb 2016

Gridded global surface ozone metrics for atmospheric chemistry model evaluation

E. D. Sofen et al.

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We have brought together all publicly available surface ozone observations from online databases from 1971–2015, with 2200 sites representing regional background conditions appropriate for the evaluation of chemical transport and chemistry-climate models for projects such as the Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative. Gridded data sets of ozone metrics (mean, percentiles, MDA8, SOMO35, etc.) are available from the British Atmospheric Data Centre.