Overarching research questions:
- What are the climate impacts of stratospheric ozone depletion and recovery over the Antarctic?
- What are the indicators and mechanisms of these impacts within this atmosphere-ocean-ice-carbon system?
Our effort to answer these questions is organized around the three themes below.
How does interactive chemistry modify coupling between the stratospheric vortex and the rest of the climate system?
How are ocean circulation, ice cover, heat and carbon uptake and biogeochemistry impacted by the ozone hole?
How does the ozone hole impact global climate and what are the observable indicators?