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Volume 15, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 2019–2030, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-2019-2015
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Special issue: The Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) (ACP/GMD inter-journal...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 2019–2030, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-2019-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 24 Feb 2015

Research article | 24 Feb 2015

Contribution of liquid, NAT and ice particles to chlorine activation and ozone depletion in Antarctic winter and spring

O. Kirner et al.

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We use multi-year simulations of the chemistry--climate model EMAC to investigate the impact that the various types of PSCs have on Antarctic chlorine activation and ozone loss. Heterogeneous chemistry on liquid particles is responsible for more than 90% of the ozone depletion in Antarctic spring in the model simulations. In high southern latitudes, heterogeneous chemistry on ice particles causes only up to 5 DU of additional ozone depletion and chemistry on NAT particles less than 0.5 DU.
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