Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Research article
28 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 28 Jan 2021

Local and remote response of ozone to Arctic stratospheric circulation extremes

Hao-Jhe Hong and Thomas Reichler


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AR by Hao-Jhe Hong on behalf of the Authors (25 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Nov 2020) by Peter Haynes
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (11 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Dec 2020) by Peter Haynes
Short summary
Stratospheric ozone is a crucial chemical substance that protects life on Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation. This article demonstrates how a strong or a weak Arctic polar vortex has an impact on wintertime circulation activity and the concentration of ozone in the stratosphere. Our results suggest that changes in the strength of the polar vortex lead to not only significant and persistent ozone changes locally in the Arctic but also to evident ozone changes in the tropics.
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