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Antarctic Ozone Hole Smaller This Year
2013-10-26 05:52:20

[ Watch The Video: Daily Ozone Hole for 2013 ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Antarctic ozone hole, a seasonal phenomenon that starts forming during the month of August was slightly smaller this year than it was on average over the past several decades, NASA satellite data has revealed. The average size of the ozone hole in September-October 2013 was 8.1 million square miles (21 million square kilometers), the US space agency reported on Friday. In...

Antarctic Ozone Hole Getting Smaller
2012-10-25 05:04:49

[ Watch the Video: 2012 Ozone Hole Max ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to data from NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (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. The ozone reached its maximum size for the 2012 season on September 22. On this date, it covered...

Ozone Suite On Suomi NPP Continues More Than 30 Years Of Ozone Data
2012-02-24 04:33:51

A new satellite instrument suite is now sending back detailed information about the health of the Earth's ozone layer, the shield that protects the world´s population from harmful levels of the sun's ultraviolet radiation. The Ozone Mapper and Profiler Suite, or OMPS, is one of five new instruments flying aboard NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite (NPP), which was launched on Oct. 28, 2011. Suomi NPP is the result of a partnership between NASA, the National...

Image 1 - Ozone Depletion A Bigger Deal Down Under
2011-10-21 07:20:11

The Earth's thinning ozone layer is synonymous with a singing and dancing seagull named Sid -- at least it is in New Zealand and Australia. "This time of year there is a huge push to 'Slip, Slop, Slap,´" says Hamish Talbot, a native New Zealander. These publicly funded commercials implore people to "slip" on a t-shirt, "slop" on some sunscreen and "slap" on a hat. All this protection is necessary because New Zealand's location in the Southern Hemisphere puts it very close to the...

2010-09-10 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a sole source contract to Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp. of Boulder, Colo., for the Ozone Mapping and Profiling Suite (OMPS) instrument on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) JPSS is the restructured civilian portion of the...

2009-05-27 16:04:00

HAMPTON, Va., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rising surface ozone concentrations are damaging nearly $2 billion in annual U.S. soybean crops, a NASA study of satellite measurements indicates. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The study, headed by NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., was presented at the American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly meeting, May 24 in Toronto and looked at five years of soybean yields, surface ozone and satellite...

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2007-09-14 18:10:00

NASA scientists will join researchers from around the world to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty designed to reduce the hole in Earth's protective ozone layer. The United Nations Environment Programme will host the meeting from Sept. 23 to 26 in Athens, Greece. NASA scientists study climate change and research the timing of the recovery of the ozone layer. "The Montreal Protocol has been a resounding success," said Richard Stolarski, a speaker at...

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2005-06-08 23:29:07

Scientists are continually exploring different aspects of hurricanes to increase the understanding of how they behave. Recently, NASA-funded scientists from Florida State University looked at ozone around hurricanes and found that ozone levels drop as a hurricane is intensifying. In a recent study, Xiaolei Zou and Yonghui Wu, researchers at Florida State University found that variations of ozone levels from the surface to the upper atmosphere are closely related to the formation,...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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