Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Greenhouse gases will overpower ozone hole....?

Check this latest paper discussing how the influence on Southern Hemisphere climate of the Antarctic ozone hole is slowly dissipating and will be progressively overtaken by human-induced emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases...
Ozone depletion over the past three to four decades has had a marked impact on Antarctic and Southern Ocean climate.  However, this will shortly be overwhelmed by the influence of greenhouse gases.....
discusses this study......

Signatures of the Antarctic ozone hole in Southern Hemisphere surface climate change.
David W. J. Thompson, Susan Solomon, Paul J. Kushner, Matthew H. England, Kevin M. Grise & David J. Karoly
Nature Geoscience 4, 741–749 (2011) doi:10.1038/ngeo1296

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