Ozone hole gets smaller

Date: 1/12/2004

New Zealand’s, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), scientist Dr Stephen Wood advised that satellite data shows that the area of the hole peaked at about 24 million square km, compared to 29 million square km in 2003. Measurements are showing that there is slightly more ozone this year than the average for recent years, but ozone levels are still lower than before the ozone hole started forming in the early 1980’s.

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