Unprecedented Arctic ozone loss in 2011

  title={Unprecedented Arctic ozone loss in 2011},
  author={G. Manney and M. Santee and M. Rex and N. Livesey and M. Pitts and P. Veefkind and E. Nash and I. Wohltmann and R. Lehmann and L. Froidevaux and L. Poole and M. Schoeberl and D. Haffner and J. Davies and V. Dorokhov and H. Gernandt and Bryan Johnson and R. Kivi and E. Kyr{\"o} and N. Larsen and P. Levelt and A. Makshtas and C. McElroy and H. Nakajima and M. C. Parrondo and D. Tarasick and P. Gathen and K. Walker and Nikita S. Zinoviev},
  • G. Manney, M. Santee, +26 authors Nikita S. Zinoviev
  • Published 2011
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Chemical ozone destruction occurs over both polar regions in local winter–spring. In the Antarctic, essentially complete removal of lower-stratospheric ozone currently results in an ozone hole every year, whereas in the Arctic, ozone loss is highly variable and has until now been much more limited. Here we demonstrate that chemical ozone destruction over the Arctic in early 2011 was—for the first time in the observational record—comparable to that in the Antarctic ozone hole. Unusually long… CONTINUE READING
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