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Antarctic Ozone Hole: Annual Maximum Thinning (1979-2006)

The 2006 ozone hole in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere was the largest ever observed. This animation shows the annual maximum thinning of ozone (resulting in the largest ozone hole for each year) from 1979-2006.

NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists reported that in 2006, the ozone hole in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere was the largest ever observed, both in area and depth, reaching 10.6 million square miles.  This animation shows the annual maximum thinning of ozone (resulting in the largest ozone hole for each year) from 1979-2006.

NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists reported that in 2006, the ozone hole in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere was the largest ever observed, both in area and depth, reaching 10.6 million square miles. This animation shows the annual maximum thinning of ozone (resulting in the largest ozone hole for each year) from 1979-2006.

Credit: NASA GSFC

9.24.06

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