Volume 86 Issue 24 | p. 48 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 16, 2008

Replenished Ozone Could Affect Southern Hemisphere Winds

Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: JACS In C&EN

Earth's healing ozone layer may have unexpected effects on the climate of the Southern Hemisphere, researchers predict (Science 2008, 320, 1486). An international team headed by Columbia University's Seok-Woo Son used the Chemistry Climate Model Validation (CCMVal) system to forecast that the Westerly Jet, a wind current that races around the Southern Hemisphere during the summer, may ultimately slow down as the ozone layer continues to regenerate through the middle of this century. The CCMVal . . .

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