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Uploaded on Friday 03 Feb 2012
Arctic Ozone Depletion and Stratospheric Temperature
Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Changes in ozone amounts are closely linked to temperature, with colder temperatures resulting in more polar stratospheric clouds and lower ozone levels. Atmospheric motions drive the year-to-year temperature changes.The Arctic stratosphere has cooled slightly since 1979, but scientists are currently unsure of the cause.