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2023 Ozone Hole Ranks 16th Largest, NASA and NOAA Researchers Find

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Editor’s note: This article has been updated to clarify the ranking of the 2023 ozone hole.  It is the 12th largest single-day hole on record, and the 16th largest when averaged from Sept. 7 to Oct. 13. The 2023 Antarctic…

Article6 months ago

Ozone Hole Continues Shrinking in 2022, NASA and NOAA Scientists Say

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The annual Antarctic ozone hole reached an average area of 8.9 million square miles (23.2 million square kilometers) between Sept. 7 and Oct. 13, 2022. This depleted area of the ozone layer over the South Pole was slightly smaller than last…

Article1 year ago

Great Air Quality for the Great Lakes Region

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Air quality planning agencies in the U.S. Great Lakes region now include high-resolution NASA satellite data and near real-time Earth observations in their ozone pollution assessments. Creating models that accurately predict the complex lake and land breezes along Lake Michigan’s…

Article2 years ago