Aura/OMI Ozone Hole from September 12, 2004 to November 15,2004
- Visualizations by:
- Lori Perkins
- View full credits
Data from NASA satellites establishes a 40 year record of stratospheric ozone measurements. The stratospheric ozone layer shields life on Earth from harmful solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Research shows that excess exposure to UV radiation causes skin cancer and eye problems and impacts plant growth. Global stratospheric ozone has decreased by 3 percent globally between 1980 and 2000 and has thinned by 50 percent over Antarctica in winter and spring. Depletion of the ozone layer allows more UV radiation to reach the Earth's surface. This animation shows the ozone layer blocking harmful UV radiation from the Earth's surface. The hole in the ozone is seen in purple.
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
- Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC) [Lead]
- Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)
- Stuart A. Snodgrass (KBRwyle)
- Anne Douglass (NASA/GSFC)
- Ernest Hilsenrath (NASA/GSFC)
- Mark Schoeberl (NASA/GSFC)
MissionsThis visualization is related to the following missions:
SeriesThis visualization can be found in the following series:
Datasets used in this visualization
Aura (Collected with the OMI sensor)
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.
You may also like...