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Scientists Detect First-Ever Arctic Ozone Hole
2011-10-03 05:19:46

A team of international researchers, led by NASA scientists, has discovered an unprecedented loss of protective ozone in the atmosphere above the Arctic this year.

2011-04-08 11:54:47

New analysis of images taken by ESA's Venus Express orbiter has revealed surprising details about the remarkable, shape-shifting collar of clouds that swirls around the planet's South Pole.

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2011-04-04 20:59:50

ESA’s Envisat satellite has measured record low levels of ozone over the Euro-Atlantic sector of the northern hemisphere during March.

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2010-07-23 09:07:35

For the first time, KIT scientists have successfully measured in the ozone layer the chlorine compound ClOOCl which plays an important role in stratospheric ozone depletion.

2010-05-25 07:40:00

The eruption of the volcano in Iceland has drawn attention to air flow patterns, as airlines lost millions of dollars and travelers remained stranded for days to weeks, as particles from the natural disaster traveled over Europe, forcing closures of major airports.

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2008-10-07 11:39:33

The 2008 ozone hole – a thinning in the ozone layer over Antarctica – is larger both in size and ozone loss than 2007 but is not as large as 2006.

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2007-10-03 10:40:00

The ozone hole over Antarctica has shrunk 30 percent as compared to last year's record size. According to measurements made by ESA’s Envisat satellite, this year’s ozone loss peaked at 27.7 million tonnes, compared to the 2006 record ozone loss of 40 million tonnes.

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2007-05-07 09:25:00

An exciting new series of videos from ESA’s Venus Express has been capturing atmospheric details of day and night areas simultaneously, at different altitudes.


Word of the Day
palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.
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