Earth  ID: 12401

2016 Antarctic Ozone Hole Meets Scientist Expectations

The hole in Earth’s ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September grew to about 8.9 million square miles in 2016 before starting to recover, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who monitor the annual phenomenon.

For more information: https://ozonewatch.gsfc.nasa.gov/

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Kathryn Mersmann (USRA): Lead Producer
Paul Newman (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Susan Strahan (USRA): Scientist
Audrey Haar (Telophase): Science Writer
Natalya Kramarova (SSAI): Scientist
Theo Stein (NOAA): Science Writer
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Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Ozone Hole
SVS >> Ozone depletion
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere
SVS >> NOAA
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD 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