Antarctic Ozone from TOMS: July 15, 2001 to October 9, 2001

  • Released Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Satellite data show the area of this year's Antarctic ozone hole peaked at about 26 million square kilometers — roughly the size of North America — making the hole similar in size to those of the past three years, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Researchers have observed a leveling-off of the hole size and predict a slow recovery.

An animation of the stratospheric ozone hole over Antarctica, as measured by Earth Probe TOMS from July 15, 2001 through October 9, 2001. Red and yellow denote regions of high ozone and dark blue denotes regions of low ozone.

Video slate image reads, "TOMS  Ozone (Antarctic)July 15 to Oct 9, 2001Peak on Sep 26, 2001".

Video slate image reads, "TOMS Ozone (Antarctic)
July 15 to Oct 9, 2001
Peak on Sep 26, 2001".


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Scientific Visualization Studio

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This page was originally published on Wednesday, October 3, 2001.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:57 PM EDT.


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