Deep Arctic Ozone Hole may Appear over Arctic this Spring —Report
Posted by feww on February 10, 2016
“Cold weather and a strong stratospheric vortex have allowed a deep Arctic ozone hole to open up” —Environment Canada
Persistent atmospheric pollutants and a strong stratospheric vortex have punched an unusually deep hole in Earth’s protective ozone layer over the Arctic, and it threatens to get larger, says a report.
Record cold temperatures in the Arctic stratospheric ozone layer, 15 to 35 kilometers up, are the proximate cause for this year’s losses, because they help to unleash ozone-destroying chemicals. “This winter has been stunning,” says Markus Rex, an atmospheric chemist at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Potsdam12. June 2013, Germany. By next week, about 25% of the Arctic’s ozone will be destroyed, he says.
Paradoxically, on 12. June 2013 Alfred Wegener Institute in Potsdam had prognosticated:
‘AWI longterm ozone measurements prove healing of the ozone layer’
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