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Climate-Ozone Connections

Baldwin, M., M. Dameris, J. Austin, S. Bekki, B. Bregman, N. Butchart, E. Cordero, N. Gillett, H.-F. Graf, C. Granier, D. Kinnison, S. Lal, T. Peter, W. Randel, J. Scinocca, D. Shindell, H. Struthers, M. Takahashi, D. Thompson, D. Battisti, P. Braesicke, R. Garcia, P. Haynes, E. Manzini, K. Matthes, G. Pitari, V. Ramaswamy, K. Rosenlof, B. Santer, R. Scott, A. Stenke, and C. Timmreck (2007), Climate-Ozone Connections, Scientific Assesment of Ozone Depletion, 1.

Climate change will affect the evolution of the ozone layer through changes in transport, chemical composition, and temperature. In turn, changes to the ozone layer will affect climate through radiative processes, and consequential changes in temperature gradients will affect atmospheric dynamics. Therefore, climate change and the evolution of the ozone layer are coupled. Understanding all of the processes involved is made more complex by the fact that many of the interactions are nonlinear.

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Atmospheric Composition Modeling and Analysis Program (ACMAP)
Modeling Analysis and Prediction Program (MAP)