Impact of stratospheric ozone hole recovery on Antarctic climate

  title={Impact of stratospheric ozone hole recovery on Antarctic climate},
  author={Judith Perlwitz and Steven Pawson and Ryan L. Fogt and Jon Eric Nielsen and William D. Neff},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
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