Articles | Volume 21, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 5289–5300, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 5289–5300, 2021

Research article 06 Apr 2021

Research article | 06 Apr 2021

Indicators of Antarctic ozone depletion: 1979 to 2019

Greg E. Bodeker and Stefanie Kremser

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This paper presents measures of the severity of the Antarctic ozone hole covering the period 1979 to 2019. The paper shows that while the severity of Antarctic ozone depletion grew rapidly through the last two decades of the 20th century, the severity declined thereafter and faster than expected from declines in stratospheric concentrations of the chlorine- and bromine-containing chemical compounds that destroy ozone.
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