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What is the ozone hole?

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Asked by jameel ahmed, 20 Dec '12 04:46 pm
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The "ozone hole" occurs over Antarctica in the very early spring when weather conditions and a lack of sunlight which produces ozone cause the stratospheric ozone layer in this region to become very thin (very little ozone).

An atmospheric circulation pattern known as the "circumpolar vortex" builds over Antarctica in the winter, due to the very cold air mass that forms there. This vortex prevents stratospheric air from lower latitudes, which contains much more ozone, from penetrating into the atmosphere over Antarctica. At the same time, the long winter night deprives the air in the vortex of sunlight, which is necessary to produce stratospheric ozone.

The result is that very low levels of ozone occur during September and October. While this natural phenomenon was originally called the "Southern Anomaly", the term "ozone hole" has become more popular since it was discovered that some man-made gases called "chloroflurocarbons" can interact with and destroy ozone. This process i ...more
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 20 Dec '12 04:49 pm

 
  
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The clorofluro carbon of the polluted atmosphere!! break down ozone layer in some places!! i.e. called the ozone hole!!
Answered by sanjay karmakar, 20 Dec '12 04:48 pm

 
  
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