Depletion of the Ozone Layer in the 21st Century

TitleDepletion of the Ozone Layer in the 21st Century
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsDameris, Martin
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
KeywordsAnalytical chemistry, Atmospheric chemistry, Oxygen

Climate change: Atmospheric models predict that climate change will lead to an accelerated recovery of the ozone layer (see plot; orange/red: satellite data, blue: simulations). However, reliable predictions are complicated by the ozone-depleting effect of N2O. If emissions of this greenhouse gas remain at current levels, by 2050 they could account for 30†% of the ozone-destroying effects of chlorofluorocarbons at their peak.

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