Latest Ozone depletion Stories
According to data from NASA and NOAA satellites, the average area covered by the Antarctic ozone hole this year was the second smallest in the last 20 years, which scientists attribute to warmer temperatures in the Antarctic lower stratosphere.
Atmospheric researchers at the University of Utah have uncovered a Rube Goldberg-like mechanism that begins in the polar stratosphere and drives global weather patterns through a chain of interactions, according to a new report.
The United Nations reported Friday that the hole in the ozone layer is expected to be smaller this year over the Antarctic than last year. They claim this illustrates how a ban on harmful substances has slowed ozone depletion.
In the keynote address at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, Nobel Laureate Mario J. Molina stressed that the latest scientific evidence has only strengthened the link between human activity and extreme weather events and global warming.
The destruction of atmospheric ozone can take place within newly forming Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSCs), which serve as the battleground for manmade chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to attack and destroy ozone.
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