Fig. 6: Antarctic ozone depletion versus accumulated chlorine emissions. | Nature Communications

Fig. 6: Antarctic ozone depletion versus accumulated chlorine emissions.

From: Delay in recovery of the Antarctic ozone hole from unexpected CFC-11 emissions

Fig. 6

a The mean column ozone difference (DU) between run R2000 (2000 meteorology) and runs R2000_CFC11_B (with additional CFC-11 emissions from box model, circle), R2000_CFC11_67 (with constant CFC-11 emissions of 67 Gg yr−1, diamond) and R2000_CFC12_67 (with constant CFC-11 emissions of 67 Gg yr−1 and CFC-12 emissions of 59 Gg yr−1, + symbol) in regions 60oS–90oS for the period September 21–October 13 (corresponding to the time period for the ozone mass deficit metric in Fig. 3) is plotted against accumulated additional equivalent CFC-11 emissions (Gg). Also shown are the results for simulation R2000_CFC11_Ex (star, see Supplementary Information). The colour shading indicates the year for each data point; the points for 2050 are plotted in black. The slope of best-fit line through the 2050 data points is 0.6 DU/100 Gg CFC-11. b Difference in estimated ozone mass deficit (million tons) versus accumulated equivalent CFC-11 emissions for the same simulations as panel (a).

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