Special Issue "Ozone Depletion and Climate Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014) | Viewed by 28983
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;
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
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- ozone depletion
- climate change
- stratospheric dynamics
- stratospheric chemistry
- laboratory experiments
- field observations
- process modeling
- chemistry climate models