Articles | Volume 20, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 7153–7166, 2020

Special issue: StratoClim stratospheric and upper tropospheric processes...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 7153–7166, 2020

Research article 19 Jun 2020

Research article | 19 Jun 2020

Modelling the potential impacts of the recent, unexpected increase in CFC-11 emissions on total column ozone recovery

James Keeble et al.

Data sets

GOME/SCIAMACHY/GOME2 Merged Total Ozone Uni Bremen

Total column ozone Bodeker Scientific

Short summary
The Montreal Protocol was agreed in 1987 to limit and then stop the production of man-made CFCs, which destroy stratospheric ozone. As a result, the atmospheric abundances of CFCs are now declining in the atmosphere. However, the atmospheric abundance of CFC-11 is not declining as expected under complete compliance with the Montreal Protocol. Using the UM-UKCA chemistry–climate model, we explore the impact of future unregulated production of CFC-11 on ozone recovery.
Final-revised paper