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Emergence of healing in the Antarctic ozone layer

Overview of attention for article published in Science, June 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
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Title
Emergence of healing in the Antarctic ozone layer
Published in
Science, June 2016
DOI 10.1126/science.aae0061
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Authors

Susan Solomon, Diane J. Ivy, Doug Kinnison, Michael J. Mills, Ryan R. Neely, Anja Schmidt, Solomon, Susan, Ivy, Diane J, Kinnison, Doug, Mills, Michael J, Neely, Ryan R, Schmidt, Anja, Solomon, S, Ivy, DJ, Kinnison, D, Mills, MJ, Neely III, RR, Schmidt, A

Abstract

Industrial chlorofluorocarbons that cause ozone depletion have been phased out under the Montreal Protocol. A chemically-driven increase in polar ozone (or "healing") is expected in response to this historic agreement. Observations and model calculations taken together indicate that the onset of healing of Antarctic ozone loss has now emerged in September. Fingerprints of September healing since 2000 are identified through (i) increases in ozone column amounts, (ii) changes in the vertical profile of ozone concentration, and (iii) decreases in the areal extent of the ozone hole. Along with chemistry, dynamical and temperature changes contribute to the healing, but could represent feedbacks to chemistry. Volcanic eruptions episodically interfere with healing, particularly during 2015 (when a record October ozone hole occurred following the Calbuco eruption).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 4%
Switzerland 3 3%
Japan 2 2%
Spain 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 90 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 28 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 18%
Student > Master 17 16%
Student > Bachelor 10 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 9 8%
Other 24 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 41 38%
Environmental Science 33 31%
Chemistry 7 7%
Physics and Astronomy 6 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 5%
Other 15 14%

Attention Score in Context

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#185
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Outputs from Science
#15
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Outputs of similar age
#12
of 259,111 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#3
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