Special Issue "Ozone Depletion and Climate Change"


A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Marc von Hobe
Institute for Stratospheric Research (ICG-I), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IEK-7, Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße, D-52425 Jülich, Germany
E-Mail: m.von.hobe@fz-juelich.de
Phone: +49 2461 61 4620
Fax: +49 2461 61 5346
Interests: earth observations and their use for process understanding; polar strospheric ozone depletion; stratospheric halogens; interactions between the sulphur cycle and the stratospheric aerosol layer;

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Two global environmental issues, the depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer and climate change, have been in the focus of atmospheric research over the past three decades. With respect to their mainly anthropogenic causes, they are two largely independent phenomena. However, given that ozone itself is a greenhouse gas, ozone depletion plays an important role in the global climate system, and vice versa climate change strongly affects the global ozone layer.  The effects of climate change on stratospheric processes can be direct (by cooling the stratosphere) or indirect (by influencing stratospheric dynamics and composition).  Furthermore, ozone is responsible for warming the stratosphere, and hence ozone depletion can alter stratospheric temperature profiles and indirectly atmospheric dynamics on a global scale.

The special issue will cover the coupling of stratospheric ozone and climate change in a broad sense. We look for and invite contributions on a variety of research activities and scales: laboratory experiments, field observations and theoretical studies that examine specific physical and chemical processes, large scale observations on past and ongoing changes, and modeling studies from regional to global scales that investigate past, present and future interactions between ozone depletion and climate change.

Dr. Marc von Hobe
Guest Editor


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  • ozone depletion
  • climate change
  • stratospheric dynamics
  • stratospheric chemistry
  • laboratory experiments
  • field observations
  • process modeling
  • chemistry climate models
  • geoengineering

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p. 420-434
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Atmosphere 2014, 5(2), 420-434; doi:10.3390/atmos5020420
Received: 28 February 2014 / Revised: 16 May 2014 / Accepted: 27 May 2014 / Published: 4 June 2014
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p. 198-213
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Atmosphere 2013, 4(2), 198-213; doi:10.3390/atmos4020198
Received: 24 April 2013 / Revised: 9 May 2013 / Accepted: 11 May 2013 / Published: 14 June 2013
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p. 132-156
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Atmosphere 2013, 4(2), 132-156; doi:10.3390/atmos4020132
Received: 26 March 2013 / Revised: 3 May 2013 / Accepted: 8 May 2013 / Published: 17 May 2013
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