The impact of the ozone hole on tropospheric and ocean climate

Date & time

1–2pm 5 July 2018


Jaeger 1 Seminar Room, RSES


Darryn Waugh (Johns Hopkins University / UNSW)

Event series


 Kial Stewart

Dramatic decreases in Antarctic ozone (the so called ozone hole) have occurred since the late 1970s. While the initial focus on the ozone hole has been on the increased UV radiation reaching the surface, more recently it has been clear that the ozone hole may have an impact on other aspects of the atmosphere-ocean climate system. I will discuss recent observed changes in southern hemisphere tropospheric and ocean circulations, and the connection to the ozone hole. I will also examine simulated future changes, when ozone is expected to recover.

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