Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Research article
18 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 18 Feb 2021

Potential of future stratospheric ozone loss in the midlatitudes under global warming and sulfate geoengineering

Sabine Robrecht, Bärbel Vogel, Simone Tilmes, and Rolf Müller


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Dec 2020) by Farahnaz Khosrawi
Short summary
Column ozone protects life on Earth from radiation damage. Stratospheric chlorine compounds cause immense ozone loss in polar winter. Whether similar loss processes can occur in the lower stratosphere above North America today or in future is a matter of debate. We show that these ozone loss processes are very unlikely today or in future independently of whether sulfate geoengineering is applied and that less than 0.1 % of column ozone would be destroyed by this process in any future scenario.
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