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EUMETSAT SATELLITE APPLICATION FACILITY ON ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION MONITORING

TOP STORY: Antarctic ozone hole, observed minimum less than 100 DU

Ozone hole area over Antarctica developed quite slowly in the fall 2020 but later on, at the beginning of October, lowest values less than 100 DU were observed. The same feature was seen also with the size of the affected area. The size of the hole was quite small at the beginning of the season but increased towards October quite rapidly. The animation show the size of the ozone hole area between 1st of August and 5th of October 2020 together with variation since 2007.

Animation of the AC SAF vertical ozone column measured by GOME-2 instruments onboard Metop satellites and processed at DLR: