The Ozone and Climate Project (OCP) is an ambitious five-year study funded by the Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics program of the National Science Foundation. Our interdisciplinary team of researchers from MIT, Columbia, Johns Hopkins and the National Center for Atmospheric Research aims to leverage an unprecedented opportunity to understand how the Antarctic ozone hole effects climate by watching what happens as it heals.

With the OCP we examine the fundamental robustness of the climate system as it reacts to and recovers from the major perturbation of the ozone hole while simultaneously responding to the steadily accelerating increase in global greenhouse gas concentrations.