BY may ann gallego

Ozone Depletion In The Arctic Causes Odd Weather

Several know about the Antarctic ozone hole, but fewer know that the Arctic stratosphere's protecting ozone is being...

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destroyed

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Its ozone layer is also thinning. It last occurred in spring 2020 and before that, in spring 2011

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How does ozone depletion cause odd weather

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Spring was unusually warm across central and northern Europe, Russia, and Siberia

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It is presently understood by researchers, that it begins with stratospheric ozone depletion

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Arctic temperatures must be low for ozone to be broken down there

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Thus, ozone has a massive effect on temperature and circulation alterations near the North Pole

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Ozone-depleting substances like CFCs are long-lived and can damage the ozone layer for decades.

AFTER THIS,

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- Marina Friedel

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Yet CFC concentrations are steadily declining, and this raises the question of how quickly the ozone layer is recovering and how this will affect the climate system

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