View Full Version : NOAA and NASA Announce Antarctic Ozone Hole Is a Record Breaker

NOAA Reporter
10-19-2006, 11:45 PM
NOAA and NASA scientists report this year's ozone hole in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere has broken records for area and depth. The ozone layer acts to protect life on Earth by blocking harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun. The "ozone hole" is a severe depletion of the ozone layer high above Antarctica. It is primarily caused by human-produced compounds that release chlorine and bromine gases in the stratosphere.

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