Measurements from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite show that this year’s ozone hole over the Antarctic is one of the largest in recent years. A detailed analyses from the German Aerospace Center indicates that the hole has now reached its maximum size. Credit: ESA Measurements from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite show […]

Geophysicist Dr Byongjun (Phil) Hwang (inset) is pictured on the left with fellow scientists in the Arctic. Credit: University of Huddersfield A University of Huddersfield scientist is scheduled to head back to the Arctic, where he is an experienced researcher of changes in its ice fields and their impact on […]

Scientists from the German Aereospace Center (DLR), using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, have noticed an unusual ozone hole form over the Arctic. This animation shows the daily ozone levels over the Arctic from March 9, 2020 until April 1, 2020. Credit: Includes modified Copernicus data (2020), processed by […]

Each year, ozone-depleting compounds in the upper atmosphere destroy the protective ozone layer, and in particular above Antarctica. The ozone layer acts as Earth’s sunscreen by absorbing harmful ultraviolet radiation from incoming sunlight that can cause skin cancer and damage plants, among other harmful effects to life on Earth. While […]