Earth  ID: 827

Chemical Model Animation of Chlorine Release from Reservoir Gases over Antarctica

Over the Antarctic continent, ice clouds form in the cold winter darkness. On the surface of the cloud particles, chlorine nitrate and hydrogen chloride react and release chlorine. The chlorine then reacts with ozone forming chlorine monoxide and starting the catalytic ozone destruction cycle. The massive ozone loss results in the development of the Antarctic ozone hole.

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James W. Williams (GST): Lead Animator
Jesse Allen (Raytheon): Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Mark Schoeberl (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds >> Ozone
GCMD >> Location >> Antarctica
NASA Science >> Earth

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