Artwork of ozone hole over Antarctica

Artwork of ozone hole over Antarctica

E100/0026 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 26.1MB

Downloadable file size: 1.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: MICHAEL GILBERT/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Artwork showing the severe depletion or "hole" in the ozone layer over Antarctica (white landmass). The ozone layer absorbs most of the Sun's ultra- violet (UV) radiation; it occurs at an altitude of 14-24km, but is most concentrated at 17-21km (shown in white). The hole lets through the UV (purple). Altitudes are given by a Boeing 727 (12km), a Concorde (15km), & the ER-2 research plane (18km) used by NASA to investigate the hole. The hole first appeared in 1980, & has grown more severe each year. It is a seasonal phenomenon that occurs in the Antarctic spring. It is probably due to atmospheric pollution by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals used in aerosols & refrigerants. This is version WITHOUT the lettering naming the three aircraft. Verion with the lettering is

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: antarctic, atmosphere, earth science, earth's, hole, in ozone layer, ozone, ozone depletion, ozone hole, pollution, sciences

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.