2014 ozone hole update

2014 ozone hole update

According to scientists from NASA and NOAA, the Antarctic ozone hole reached its annual peak on September 11 with the size of 24.1 million square kilometers (93 million square miles). Overall, the 2014 ozone hole is smaller than the large holes of the 1998–2006 pe

World Ozone Day 2014

World Ozone Day 2014

September 16, 2014 – The World Ozone Day, is meant to commemorate the success that has been achieved in ameliorating ozone depletion since the enactment of the Montreal Protocol, but also to bring attention to the work ahead. In their first review in four years on

Antarctic ozone hole reaches maximum size for 2013

Antarctic ozone hole reaches maximum size for 2013

Each year for the past few decades during the Southern Hemisphere spring, chemical reactions involving chlorine and bromine cause ozone in the southern polar region to be destroyed rapidly and severely. This depleted region is known as the “ozone

Extending the Ozone monitoring record

Extending the Ozone monitoring record

The Ozone Mapper and Profiler Suite (OMPS) is one of five new satellite instruments on the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite. OMPS  is sending back detailed information about the atmospheric gas that shields life from harmful levels of the

Whales are suffering skin damage as ultraviolet radiation increases

Whales are suffering skin damage as ultraviolet radiation increases

Many whales are now acutely sunburned, with cases escalating in recent years, according to new research.The study, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, is the first to demonstrate that sun damage to whale skin is on the rise and is likely tied to

Study links ozone hole to climate change all the way to the equator

Study links ozone hole to climate change all the way to the equator

In a study to be published in the April 21st issue of Science magazine, researchers at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science report their findings that the ozone hole, which is located over the South Pole, has affected the entire circulation

Developing ozone hole approaches Scandinavia and Eastern Europe right now

Developing ozone hole approaches Scandinavia and Eastern Europe right now

An exceptionally large area of depleted ozone has formed over the North Pole, and scientists warn that it could settle over Scandinavia and Eastern Europe on 30-31 March.The fast-thinning Arctic ozone layer was first detected by an international network of over 30

New insights on changes in the ozone layer

New insights on changes in the ozone layer

German Aerospace Center researchers have been instrumental in the preparation of a report on the changes in the Ozone Layer for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The report was published online by the Geneva-based WMO in January. Recent estimates suggest