Articles | Volume 15, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10385–10397, 2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10385–10397, 2015

Research article 22 Sep 2015

Research article | 22 Sep 2015

Variability in Antarctic ozone loss in the last decade (2004–2013): high-resolution simulations compared to Aura MLS observations

J. Kuttippurath et al.

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Our study finds large interannual variability in Antarctic ozone loss in the recent decade, with a number of winters showing shallow ozone holes but also with the year of the largest ozone hole in the last decades. These smaller ozone holes or ozone losses are mainly related to the year-to-year changes in dynamical processes rather than the variations in anthropogenic ozone-depleting substances (ODSs), as the change in ODS levels during the study period was very small.
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