The outlet within the ozone layer has opened unusually early this 12 months

Common ozone measurements over the southern hemisphere throughout 1-10 August

NASA/Goddard Earth Observing System

The ozone gap over Antarctica has opened weeks sooner than common and will develop to near-record measurement because of delayed results of the huge Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption final 12 months.

The outlet within the ozone layer has been step by step therapeutic because the 1987 Montreal Protocol led to the phase-out of ozone-depleting chemical compounds like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), nevertheless it opens and closes seasonally yearly.

Lately, the outlet has began to open in mid-to-late August, when spring begins within the …

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