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Ozone depletion over the Arctic affects spring climate in the Northern Hemisphere

Ozone depletion is not only a serious health threat but can also affect the climate. Atmospheric chemistry models reveal that springtime Arctic ozone depletion can have major consequences for the seasonal climate in the Northern Hemisphere, including warming over Eurasia and drying across central Europe.

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Fig. 1: The effect of ozone depletion on the surface climate of the Northern Hemisphere.


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This is a summary of: Friedel, M. et al. Springtime arctic ozone depletion forces northern hemisphere climate anomalies. Nat. Geosci. (2022).

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Ozone depletion over the Arctic affects spring climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Nat. Geosci. 15, 518–519 (2022).

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