The headlines were a bit over-the-top. Bottom line: it will still take some time for the ozone layer to replenish as CFC concentrations in the stratosphere slowly decline.
Ozone, eh? That's the stuff that is created by sunshine isn't it?
Antarctica is due to receive some sunshine now after having it on backorder for six months.
Odd how this "hole" shows up more during the long Antarctic night.
posted on 09/17/2003 11:10:11 AM PDT
by N. Theknow
(Clemson University plays possum football...They play dead at home and get killed on the road.)
To: N. Theknow
YEs, the ozone is created by sunlight (solar energy). It is created around the hole, as the hole is where the solar energy flows into the Earth following the lines of magnetic flux. This massive amount of energy flowing into the Earth is focused, or concentrated, and this is where the ozone is created, which flows away from the hole and around the rest of the atmospheric layer.
posted on 09/17/2003 12:02:53 PM PDT
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