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Model Results for Winter 2015/2016

This page contains preliminary results from simulations with the SLIMCAT 3D model chemical transport model. The near real time model run is forced by ECMWF T42L137 operational analyses with a horizontal resolution of 2.8 x 2.8 degrees and 32 levels from the surface to ~60 km.

This work is supported by the NERC National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) which is a world leader in atmospheric science: its research areas include climate, atmospheric physics, atmospheric composition, modelling and atmospheric observations and National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO).

Preliminary Model Results

This page contains recent, preliminary SLIMCAT model results for winter 2015/2016. Contact Prof. Martyn Chipperfield and Dr. Wuhu Feng for more details and requests.

Here is an animation of O3 loss (left) and ClOx (right) at ~460K during winter 2015/16. O3 loss and ClOx for Arctic winter 2015/16

Figures (460K) and (column o3 loss) show time series of vortex-averaged chemical ozone loss at ~460 K and summed over the partial LS (380-550 K) column for Arctic winters 1994/95 to 2015/16. For more information, please see Feng et al., Large Chemical Ozone Loss in 2004/05 Arctic Winter/Spring, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L09803, doi:10.1029/2006GL029098, 2007.

O3 loss

For more information contact Prof. Martyn Chipperfield: Any questions or problems with this page please contact Dr. Wuhu Feng: