Released on September 3, 2004
A large ozone hole means more ultraviolet exposure. TOMS tracks solar ultraviolet (UV-B radiation) measured at 290-320 nanometer wavelengths. Loss of stratospheric ozone has been linked to skin cancer in humans. Increased UV-B exposures for Southern continents can seriously impact phytoplankton and other species. Red is for high UV exposure and blue is for low UV exposure.
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Data Used: Earth Probe/TOMS/Erythemal
2003/07/01, 2003/08/31, 2003/08/29, 2003/11/03
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Dates of Data Used: 2003/07/01, 2003/08/31, 2003/08/29, 2003/11/03