Antarctic Ozone from TOMS: July 15, 2001 to October 9, 2001
Released on 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.
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 126.96.36.199.0