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ozone hole

[′ō‚zōn ‚hōl]
(meteorology)
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CFCs were largely responsible for the ozone depletion first observed by scientists in the 1980s, most notably the ozone hole above Antarctica, which continues today.
Professor Lu's paper, Cosmic-Ray-Driven Reaction and Greenhouse Effect of Halogenated Molecules: Culprits for Atmospheric Ozone Depletion and Global Climate Change, also predicts that the global sea level will continue to rise for some years as the hole in the ozone recovers increasing ice melting in the polar regions.
issues of climate change and ozone depletion, potential for improvement
Dr Gwynn-Jones, a native of Rhos, near Wrexham, says ozone depletion is caused by the release of CFC aerosol propellants into the atmosphere, and indirectly by global warming.
The work we have been doing in Arbisko, in northern Sweden, concentrates on these natural environments, investigating pristine subarctic heath communities and how they would be affected in future by ozone depletion.
Free of Ozone Depletion for a Healthy Planet -- www.
Ozone depletion, which affects almost the entire planet, means that there is even less ozone present than in the past.
This parameter is the starting point in calculating the ozone depletion and global warming potentials of these substances.
The World Meteorological Organisation say that this year's ozone depletion is at the highest it has ever been.
Health and climate change: modelling the impacts of global warming and ozone depletion.
The more chlorine we have, the more ozone depletion we get,'' he said.
These events were a result of unusually low temperatures in the stratosphere, increasing the rate of ozone depletion caused by ozone consuming chemicals.