Antarctic ozone hole maximum, 2016

Antarctic ozone hole maximum, 2016

C036/0875 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.0MB

Downloadable file size: 394.9KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Antarctic ozone hole maximum. Satellite image of the maximum extent in 2016 of the ozone hole (blue) over Antarctica (centre). Ozone layer thicknesses are colour coded from purple (lowest) through blue, cyan and green to yellow (highest). The ozone hole reached its annual maximum on 28 September 2016, covering an area of over 23 million square kilometres. This was similar to the size observed in 2013. The amount of ozone depleting substances have decreased from peak levels in 2000. NASA has been monitoring the status of the ozone layer through satellite observations since the 1970s. Image data obtained by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument on NASA's Aura satellite.

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

Keywords: 2016, 21st century, 28 september 2016, antarctica, atmosphere, atmospheric chemistry, aura, cfc, cfcs, chemical, chlorofluorocarbon, chlorofluorocarbons, circle, circular, cut out, cut outs, cut-out, cut-outs, cutout, cutouts, damage, damaged, earth, earth observation, earth sciences, environmental, environmental science, from space, globe, maximum, measurement, montreal protocol, nasa, no-one, nobody, ozone depleting, ozone depletion, ozone hole, ozone monitoring instrument, planet, planetary science, polar, polluted, pollution, research, round, satellite, satellite image, southern, southern hemisphere, sphere, spherical, ultraviolet shield, uv radiation, white background

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