Fundamental differences between Arctic and Antarctic ozone depletion

  title={Fundamental differences between Arctic and Antarctic ozone depletion},
  author={S. Solomon and J. Haskins and D. Ivy and Flora Min},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={6220 - 6225}
  • S. Solomon, J. Haskins, +1 author Flora Min
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Significance Fundamental differences in observed ozone depletion between the Arctic and the Antarctic are shown, clarifying distinctions between both average and extreme ozone decreases in the two hemispheres. Balloon-borne and satellite measurements in the heart of the ozone layer near 18−24 km altitude show that extreme ozone decreases often observed in the Antarctic ozone hole region have not yet been measured in the Arctic in any year, including the unusually cold Arctic spring of 2011. The… CONTINUE READING

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