Browsing the "ozone depletion" Tag

Significant Ozone Hole Remains Over Antarctica

October 20th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

Each spring the ozone hole which hovers over Antarctica reaches its maximum, and on September 12 it stretched some 10.05 million square miles, the ninth largest stretch on record. More specifically, above the South Pole, levels of ozone dropped to the 10th lowest in its 26 year record.


Massive Ozone Loss Over Arctic

October 3rd, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

Akin to the ozone loss which has been much publicized over Antarctica, the Arctic saw massive ozone losses in 2011 thanks to unusually low temperatures which lingered for a longer than normal time in the stratosphere


Wildfires in Southern South America Likely to Increase

August 24th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

With the previous decades increase in ozone-depleting gases and now the more recent results of an increase in carbon dioxide, new research suggests that southern South America is likely to see more and more wildfires as climate conditions are negatively affected by human intervention


Dramatic Loss of Arctic Ozone

April 6th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

The European Space Agency, the UN’S World Meteorological Organization, and the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research are among the leading authorities reporting a record depletion of the ozone layer over the Arctic. According to the WMO, “depletion of the ozone layer … has reached an unprecedented level over the Arctic this spring because of the continuing presence of ozone-depleting substances…”


Arctic on the Verge of Record Temporary Ozone Loss

March 21st, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

Cooler temperatures in the ozone layer above the Arctic have recently caused a dramatic drop in ozone levels, suggesting that the region is in for a record loss of the trace gas that protects the planet’s surface from ultraviolet radiation from the sun



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