Earth  ID: 2275

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

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Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Paul Newman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Earth Probe/TOMS/Total Ozone
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Stratospheric Ozone

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Dobson Units
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds >> Ozone
GCMD >> Location >> Stratosphere
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