Total Ozone Thickness 2017

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Look here: 1. Intercomparison between the ozone measurements of the Microtops II and those made by the Brewer instruments at the RMI at Uccle: 2016 (new), 2012, 2011 and previous years.
2. Overplot of 2016 Uccle and meteoLCD total ozone measurements
3. 3D plot of total ozone column for latitude region [45 to 50] from 1964 to 2007 and  maps of all of meteoLCD measurements (from WOUDC)
4. Older dobson files are in the data archive

other near-live or very recent total ozone data:
Thickness of the ozone layer at Uccle Measured by the Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI) of Belgium; shows mean and variance of all data from 1971 on (link has changed!)
Ozone Distribution (NH + SH) Global Ozone maps from Environment Canada 
Northern Hemisphere Ozone Map Ozone map generated from all Northern Hemisphere stations by the WOUDC

The coordinates of DIEKIRCH are:
latitude = 4952' North 
longitude = 610'
altitude = 218 m a.s.l.
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Location Date UTC Time Thickness
Sky Condition Ground ozone
Diekirch 06Feb17 13:12 333.8 some clouds 47.2
Diekirch 03Feb17 14:13 314.3 some clouds 57.1
Diekirch 26Jan17 12:32 309.7 some clouds 54.2
Diekirch 23Jan17 12:27 312.4 very hazy 46.8
Diekirch 22Jan17 12:14 309.3 blue sky 31.3
Diekirch 21Jan17 12:00 323.9 blue sky 44.4
Diekirch 20Jan17 12:01 323.6 blue sky 73.1
Diekirch 19Jan17 13:01 329.4 blue sky 71.4
Diekirch 18Jan17 13:01 323.4 light haze 60.9
Diekirch 17Jan17 11:04 340.5 some clouds 81.2
Diekirch 16Jan17 12:13 351.4 some clouds 54.1
Diekirch 15Jan17 09:39 362.2 many clouds 31.5
Diekirch 14Jan17 12:54 451.6 heavy clouds 78.3
Diekirch 06Jan17 13:19 207.9 very hazy 27.5
Diekirch 05Jan17 13:05 292.6 many clouds 64.3
Diekirch 03Jan17 12:34 249.7 some clouds 51.7
Diekirch 02Jan17 13:24 309.3 many clouds 35.9

The total thickness of the (stratospheric) ozone layer is measured at unspecified, irregular intervals using the handheld Microtops II sensor manufactured by Solar Light Company of Philadelphia. This instrument measures the thickness of the ozone layer by computing the ratios of UVB irradiances measured at three different wavelengths; the water vapour content of the atmosphere and the AOT (aerosol optical thickness) are also measured by the instrument.
The measurement results are given in DU (Dobson Unit). 100 DU correspond to a total thickness of 1 mm, if the ozone layer were at a standard atmospheric pressure of 1013.25 [HPa]. Common values are in the 250..350 DU range.

The previous years dobsonyy.html files and the Microtops measurement files can be found in the data area!


Green DU's correspond to a new calibration factor of 0.9422 applied to #3012 measurements by Mike Zimmer starting 02Jun16 ! This new calibration factor has been found by a new comparison over several measurements made from March to July 2016.

Starting 15 Sep 2009, Microtops #5375 is back from calibration at Mauna Loa. Purple data correspond to the new calibrated readings. There is a big difference between the readings before and after calibration. For some time, measurements will be made with both Microtops, and a conclusion drawn thereafter.

Green ground ozone data should be considered unreliable!

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