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Tug of war on the jet stream

Recovery of the ozone hole and increasing greenhouse-gas concentrations have opposite effects on the jet stream. New model experiments indicate that they will cancel each other out over coming decades, leaving storm tracks at a stand still.

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Figure 1: Impact of greenhouse-gas increase and ozone-hole recovery on climate.


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Perlwitz, J. Tug of war on the jet stream. Nature Clim Change 1, 29–31 (2011).

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