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Nature Geoscience 2, 677 - 679 (2009)
Published online: 6 September 2009 | doi:10.1038/ngeo634

Subject Category: Atmospheric science

Atmospheric science: Putting the wind up ozone

David S. Stevenson1

  1. David S. Stevenson is in the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JN, UK.
    e-mail: david.s.stevenson@ed.ac.uk


As the Earth warms, the overturning circulation of the upper atmosphere is projected to speed up. Model simulations suggest that this will increase the flux of ozone from the stratosphere to the troposphere, and alter surface levels of ultraviolet radiation.

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