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The ozone layer’s comeback brings a chill to Antarctica’s ocean

Satellite image of the maximum extent of the ozone hole (black) over Antarctica (centre) in 2020.

The Antarctic ozone hole (blue, artificially coloured). Ozone recovery could lead to cooling of the ocean around Antarctica. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/SPL

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Nature 622, 11 (2023)



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