Danger looming over the Earth... The size of the hole in the ozone layer has been continuously increasing for the last three years

Ozone Layer: The hole in the ozone layer has been forming for a long time. However, researchers believe that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are not the only ones responsible for this. CFCs are called greenhouse gases containing carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine. Hannah Kesenich said that the facts found during the research mean that the hole in the ozone layer is large in area.

Nov 23, 2023 - 10:05
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Danger looming over the Earth... The size of the hole in the ozone layer has been continuously increasing for the last three years

Due to climate change, the size of the hole in the ozone layer is continuously increasing. New research has revealed that the Antarctic ozone hole has increased during the last three years. Research has found that contrary to public perception, the hole in the ozone layer has been at its largest in the last three years.

According to the report of Nature Communications journal, researchers said that the ozone hole over the Antarctic has grown significantly in the last four years. According to this study, the hole in the ozone layer has persisted for a long time. However, researchers believe that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are not the only ones responsible for this. Let us tell you that CFCs are called greenhouse gases containing carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine. It is believed that the size of the hole in the ozone layer is continuously increasing.

The ozone layer in Earth's atmosphere helps protect people from skin diseases. The ozone layer plays an important role in blocking harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the Sun. The lead author of the study is Hannah Kesenich. Hannah is a PhD scholar at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He said that while studying the Antarctic ozone layer, the research team found much less ozone in the center of the hole compared to 19 years ago. Hannah Kesenich said that the facts found during the research mean that the hole in the ozone layer is large in area.

The research team analyzed monthly and daily ozone changes over the period 2004 to 2022. Studies were conducted at different altitudes and latitudes within the Antarctic ozone hole. Kesenich, who is doing the research, said that during the research, we studied the relationship between the weakening of the ozone layer and changes in the airflow in the polar vortex over Antarctica. This suggests that CFCs may not be the sole cause of the large ozone hole in recent years.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer
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