Themed collection SDG13: Climate Action – Ozone Depletion

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Perspective

Environmental effects of stratospheric ozone depletion, UV radiation and interactions with climate change: UNEP Environmental Effects Assessment Panel, update 2019

This assessment provides an update of the interactive effects of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation, stratospheric ozone, and climate change on human health, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, biochemical cycles, air quality, and material damage.

Graphical abstract: Environmental effects of stratospheric ozone depletion, UV radiation and interactions with climate change: UNEP Environmental Effects Assessment Panel, update 2019
From the themed collection: SDG13: Climate Action – Ozone Depletion
Open Access Critical Review

Climate change influence on the levels and trends of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and chemicals of emerging Arctic concern (CEACs) in the Arctic physical environment – a review

Direct and indirect effects of climate change influence contaminant sources, transport, re-distribution and circulation in the physical environment of the Arctic. Linkages of such observations to Arctic ecosystem exposure and effects are needed.

Graphical abstract: Climate change influence on the levels and trends of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and chemicals of emerging Arctic concern (CEACs) in the Arctic physical environment – a review
Critical Review

Atmospheric sea-salt and halogen cycles in the Antarctic

Atmospheric sea-salt and halogen cycles play important roles in atmospheric science and chemistry including cloud processes and oxidation capacity in the Antarctic troposphere.

Graphical abstract: Atmospheric sea-salt and halogen cycles in the Antarctic
From the themed collection: SDG13: Climate Action – Ozone Depletion
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UV-B radiation enhances the toxicity of TiO2 nanoparticles to the marine microalga Chlorella pyrenoidosa by disrupting the protection function of extracellular polymeric substances

Weakened EPS protection of algal cells contributing to the increased internalization of TiO2 nanoparticles was identified as the key mechanism for the enhanced toxicity of TiO2 nanoparticles under UV-B irradiation.

Graphical abstract: UV-B radiation enhances the toxicity of TiO2 nanoparticles to the marine microalga Chlorella pyrenoidosa by disrupting the protection function of extracellular polymeric substances
From the themed collection: SDG13: Climate Action – Ozone Depletion
Open Access Paper

Impacts of a near-future supersonic aircraft fleet on atmospheric composition and climate

Sulfur aerosols and soot from supersonic aircraft may cause greater climate impacts than the emitted CO2. Both fuel composition and cruise altitude must be considered when evaluating the effects of supersonic aircraft on climate and the ozone layer.

Graphical abstract: Impacts of a near-future supersonic aircraft fleet on atmospheric composition and climate
From the themed collection: SDG13: Climate Action – Ozone Depletion
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Causal discovery of drivers of surface ozone variability in Antarctica using a deep learning algorithm

We use a causal discovery algorithm based on a temporal convolution network (TCN) to discover the drivers of surface ozone variability over Antarctica.

Graphical abstract: Causal discovery of drivers of surface ozone variability in Antarctica using a deep learning algorithm
From the themed collection: SDG13: Climate Action – Ozone Depletion
Open Access Paper

The environmental performance of a fossil-free ship propulsion system with onboard carbon capture – a life cycle assessment of the HyMethShip concept

Pre-combustion onboard carbon capture could be part of lowering the environmental impact from the shipping sector.

Graphical abstract: The environmental performance of a fossil-free ship propulsion system with onboard carbon capture – a life cycle assessment of the HyMethShip concept
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Natural and anthropogenic sources of bromoform and dibromomethane in the oceanographic and biogeochemical regime of the subtropical North East Atlantic

Transport of air masses from the subtropics, enriched in trace gases from the oceans, coasts and islands, towards lower latitudes under the trade inversion and uplift to the stratosphere in tropical deep convection.

Graphical abstract: Natural and anthropogenic sources of bromoform and dibromomethane in the oceanographic and biogeochemical regime of the subtropical North East Atlantic
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Impact of bromide exposure on natural organochlorine loss from coastal wetland soils in the Winyah Bay, South Carolina

Naturally formed halogenated organic compounds are common in terrestrial and marine environments and play an important role in the halogen cycle.

Graphical abstract: Impact of bromide exposure on natural organochlorine loss from coastal wetland soils in the Winyah Bay, South Carolina
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Sources and sinks of chloromethane in a salt marsh ecosystem: constraints from concentration and stable isotope measurements of laboratory incubation experiments

Chloromethane (CH3Cl) is the most abundant long-lived chlorinated organic compound in the atmosphere and contributes significantly to natural stratospheric ozone depletion.

Graphical abstract: Sources and sinks of chloromethane in a salt marsh ecosystem: constraints from concentration and stable isotope measurements of laboratory incubation experiments
Open Access Paper

Powering sustainable development within planetary boundaries

Designing energy systems within planetary boundaries is crucial to preserving the Earth's ecological capacity given the power sector's environmental footprint.

Graphical abstract: Powering sustainable development within planetary boundaries
From the themed collection: SDG13: Climate Action – Ozone Depletion
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About this collection

Human activities have caused a gradual thinning of the Earth’s ozone layer through releasing ozone-depleting substances. This collection showcases some of the latest research in Royal Society of Chemistry journals on ozone depletion, from fundamental understanding to observatory measurements. We hope you enjoy reading the papers in this collection and we welcome you to submit your next paper on this theme to our journals.

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