Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 665–669 | Cite as

Study of the Possible Impact of the Calbuco Volcano Eruption on the Abnormal Destruction of Stratospheric Ozone over the Antarctic in Spring 2015

  • V. V. ZuevEmail author
  • E. S. Savelieva
  • T. V. Parezheva
Atmospheric Radiation, Optical Weather, and Climate


One of the strongest stratospheric ozone depletion events over the Antarctic was observed in October–November 2015. The increase in the ozone hole was associated with the eruption of Calbuco volcano (Chile) in April 2015, with a maximum plume altitude of ~17 km. Based on the ERA-Interim reanalysis data and the NOAA HYSPLIT trajectory model we estimate the possibility of the volcanic aerosol penetrating the polar vortex. It is shown that volcanic aerosol could not contribute to the intensification of ozone depletion reactions since it was outside the stable polar vortex.


Calbuco volcano eruption Antarctic ozone hole the southern polar vortex 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Zuev
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • E. S. Savelieva
    • 1
  • T. V. Parezheva
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia
  2. 2.National Research Tomsk State UniversityTomskRussia

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