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Tropical circulation and precipitation response to ozone depletion and recovery
Description: The authors of this academic journal article present zonally asymmetric effects of ozone depletion that reach into the tropics and affect atmospheric circulation and precipitation, including the South Pacific Convergence Zone (SPCZ), the most important rainband of the Southern Hemisphere. Using observation-based analyses and model simulations they show that over the 1961-1996 period, ozone depletion led to increased precipitation at the northern flank of the SPCZ and to decreased precipitation to the south. [Source: Environmental Research Letters]
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Source: Environmental Research Letters
Publish Date: 6/1/2017
Reading Level: Expert
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