Scientists have been analysing the Ozone hole over the Antarctica and have came to a rather frightening conclusion. The hole reached its annual peak on September the 12th and stretched across 10.05 million square miles, according to a report that NASA filed yesterday.
NASA work with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration to use balloon borne instruments, satellites and ground instruments to monitor the ozone layer. This is critical in analysing protection from ultraviolet radiation.
Ozone depleting chemicals in the atmosphere have caused significant damage to the layer around the Earth and are a key part of the results. James Butler, director of NOAA’s Global Monitoring Division in Boulder, Ohio said “The upper part of the atmosphere over the South Pole was colder than average this season and that cold air is one of the key ingredients for ozone destruction.”
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