Arctic Ozone
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The breakdown of ozone takes place in the cold conditions above both poles, but the atmospheric circulation over the North Pole is more complex than in Antarctica, leading to more mixing of air bodies and so a less pronounced ozone depletion. This sequence shows ozone data for the Northern spring (March-May).

Data source: European Remote Sensing Satellite (ERS) Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) data from European Space Agency (ESA), Deutsche Forschungzentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Credit : Deutsche Forschunzentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt