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The Antarctic ozone hole during 2015 and 2016


Tully, MB and Klekociuk, AR and Krummel, PB and Gies, HP and Alexander, SP and Fraser, PJ and Henderson, SI and Schofield, R and Shanklin, JD and Stone, KA, The Antarctic ozone hole during 2015 and 2016, Journal of Southern Hemisphere Earth System Science, 69, (1) pp. 16-28. ISSN 2206-5865 (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1071/ES19021


We review the 2015 and 2016 Antarctic ozone holes, making use of a variety of ground-based and space-based measurements of ozone and ultra-violet radiation, supplemented by meteorological reanalyses. The ozone hole of 2015 was one of the most severe on record with respect to maximum area and integrated deficit and was notably long-lasting, with many values above previous extremes in October, November and December. In contrast, all assessed metrics for the 2016 ozone hole were at or below their median values for the 37 ozone holes since 1979 for which adequate satellite observations exist. The 2015 ozone hole was influenced both by very cold conditions and enhanced ozone depletion caused by stratospheric aerosol resulting from the April 2015 volcanic eruption of Calbuco (Chile).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ozone, stratosphere
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Atmospheric sciences
Research Field:Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Air quality, atmosphere and weather
Objective Field:Atmospheric processes and dynamics
UTAS Author:Klekociuk, AR (Dr Andrew Klekociuk)
UTAS Author:Alexander, SP (Dr Simon Alexander)
ID Code:134275
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2019-08-06
Last Modified:2021-03-16
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