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Arctic Vortex

Arctic Vortex - During winter, stratospheric winds (uppermost atmosphere) tend to form a vortex around the North Pole. These polar clouds lead to chemical reactions that affect the chemical form of chlorine in the stratosphere. In certain chemical forms, chlorine can deplete the ozone layer.
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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?20005
Animation Number:20005
Completed:2000-04-20
Animator:Susan Twardy (HTSI) (Lead)
Scientist:Paul Newman (NASA/GSFC)
Writer:Michael Starobin (HTSI)
Goddard TV Tape:G2000-035
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Arctic Jetstream
SVS >> Atmosphere
SVS >> Byrne
SVS >> Earth Science
SVS >> Gonnelli
SVS >> Ozone
SVS >> Stratospheric Clouds
SVS >> Stratospheric Winds
NASA Science >> Earth
 
 


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Many of our multimedia items use the GCMD keywords. These keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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