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Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2299–2314, 2015

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Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2299–2314, 2015

Development and technical paper 30 Jul 2015

Development and technical paper | 30 Jul 2015

Evaluation of near-surface ozone over Europe from the MACC reanalysis

E. Katragkou et al.

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This work is an extended evaluation of near-surface ozone as part of the global reanalysis of atmospheric composition, produced within the European-funded project MACC (Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate). It includes an evaluation over the period 2003-2012 and provides an overall assessment of the modelling system performance with respect to near surface ozone for specific European subregions.