Arctic Vortex

  • Released Wednesday, November 5, 2003
  • Updated Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:48AM
  • ID: 20005

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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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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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