Global ozone distribution

Global ozone distribution

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Credit: LABORATORY FOR ATMOSPHERES, NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Satellite map of global ozone on January 15, 1986. The concentration of ozone in the ozone layer is colour coded, ranging from white for the lowest concentrations (over the tropics & North Atlantic) to red for the highest concentrations. The black band across the north polar latitudes is where no data was obtained due to the Arctic night. The 1980 discovery of an annual depletion or "hole" in the ozone layer over Antarctica has led to fears that the ozone layer, which protects us from the Sun's ultraviolet radiation, is being eroded due to man-made pollution. The map was made from data obtained by the Nimbus-7 weather satellite.

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Keywords: atmosphere, earth science, earth's, global distribution, nimbus 7 imagery, ozone, ozone depletion, pollution, sciences

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