Unusual Winds Drive a Small 2019 Ozone Hole

  • Released Monday, October 21, 2019
  • ID: 13349

Every year, NASA and NOAA track the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica as it grows to its annual winter maximum. This year, the hole was smaller than expected, due to an unusual weather pattern in the stratosphere.

The ozone hole grew reached its annual maximum on Sept. 8, 2019.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


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