Special Issue "Ozone Evolution in the Past and Future"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020) | Viewed by 24745
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The ozone layer plays an important role in the protection of the biosphere from dangerous ultraviolet radiation of the sun. It also forms the temperature structure of the stratosphere and therefore has a direct influence on the general circulation and the surface climate. The discovery of the ozone hole in 1987 led to limitations in the production of halogen-containing, ozone-depleting substances (hODS) by the Montreal Protocol and its amendments (MPA). This measure aimed to become a protective agent against the ozone layer depletion, with most global models predicting recovery of the ozone layer in the future. However, the expected recovery of ozone and the effectiveness of MPAs are now being questioned due to the continuous negative ozone trend in the lower stratosphere. Therefore, a search has begun for missing or unaccounted processes in chemistry–climate models. Recent publications have suggested several candidates: (i) Acceleration of meridional circulation caused by global warming; (ii) decrease in solar activity; (iii) the effect of halogen-containing, very short-lived species; (iv) emissions of halogen-containing species; (v) uncertainties in stratospheric aerosol loading; (vi) treatment of the gas transport in global models. Papers on these and many other relevant topics are welcome for this Special Issue.
Dr. Eugene Rozanov
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- ozone layer
- Montreal protocol
- stratospheric aerosol
- global warming
- solar activity
- energetic particles