Chemistry, microphysics and dynamics of the polar stratosphere: ozone loss and climate-chemistry interactions
Chemistry, microphysics and dynamics of the polar stratosphere: ozone loss and climate-chemistry interactions
Editor(s): D. Knopf, R. Müller, F. Khosrawi, and M. von Hobe Overview paper
The special issue "Chemistry, microphysics and dynamics of the polar stratosphere: ozone loss and climate-chemistry interactions" was motivated by the EU-project RECONCILE (Reconciliation of essential process parameters for an enhanced predictability of arctic stratospheric ozone loss and its climate interactions) and covers all aspects of polar stratospheric ozone, polar stratospheric clouds, and other dynamical and chemical processes relevant in the polar stratosphere. It is open for contributions on chemistry, microphysics, radiation, dynamics, small and large scale transport phenomena, mesoscale processes and polar-midlatitudinal exchange. We particularly encourage contributions on ClOx/BrOx chemistry, chlorine activation, NAT nucleation mechanisms, on transport and mixing of processed air to lower latitudes, and on polar aspects of ozone/climate interactions, including empirical analyses and coupled chemistry/climate model results and coupling between tropospheric climate patterns and high latitude ozone.

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