Another Hole In The Ozone Layer? Climate Change May Be To Blame.

published 20.05.2020 00:58

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At the South Pole, stratospheric polar vortexes are reliably strong thanks to the extreme cold, so the ozone layer regularly thins.

This year’s Arctic polar vortex was unusually strong and long-lived, helping to deplete the ozone layer.

Scientists say that in March, a stratospheric polar vortex — a band of strong, frigid winds circling the pole — corralled chlorine and bromine that chewed away at the ozone layer.

A powerful polar vortex helped eat a hole in the ozone layer over the Arctic.

Polar vortexes grow stronger in the cold, producing more of the high-altitude clouds that activate the chemicals that eat up the ozone layer.

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