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Raising the roof

The atmosphere's lowermost 10 km have long been assumed to be almost solely responsible for weather and climate on Earth. Emerging evidence points to the layer above as an important influence on surface winds and temperatures on seasonal to decadal timescales.

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Figure 1: Brewer–Dobson circulation and stratospheric ozone.



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Shaw, T., Shepherd, T. Raising the roof. Nature Geosci 1, 12–13 (2008).

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