For the first time, scientists have observed a deviation from the typical alternating pattern of easterly and westerly winds in the equatorial stratosphere.
New observations and understanding of stratospheric particles are crucial for evaluating their role in climate change.
Enhanced technology and chemistry-climate models have advanced our understanding of the sources and processes controlling the evolution of the stratospheric aerosol layer, the so-called Junge layer.
A new model of how the Sun's 11-year cycle affects climate leads to slight changes in model results on atmospheric chemistry, but temperature and wind results are consistent with the previous model.
A new method makes a direct estimate of the impact of atmospheric waves on water vapor concentrations in the stratosphere.
Despite the Montreal Protocol's success, it will take years of observations to be sure that regulations are allowing the ozone hole to recover.
Tons of cosmic dust enter Earth’s atmosphere each day, triggering a range of phenomena that scientists are only just beginning to understand.
Processes in the polar atmosphere can cause nitric oxide (NO)-enriched air to descend and destroy stratospheric ozone. Scientists explore one cause of these NO fluxes, stratospheric sudden warming.