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Impact of the Montreal Protocol on Antarctic Surface Mass Balance and Implications for Global Sea Level Rise
Description: Here, using a state-of-the-art chemistry-climate model, the Community Earth System Model (Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model) [CESM(WACCM)], it is shown that the Montreal Protocol, through its impact on atmospheric ozone-depleting substances concentrations, leads to a substantial decrease in Antarctic surface mass balance (SMB) over the period 2006-65 relative to a hypothetical "World Avoided" scenario in which the Montreal Protocol has not been implemented. [Source: Journal of Climate]
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Source: Journal of Climate
Publish Date: 9/1/2017
Reading Level: Expert
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