A year of ozone 2016

The video shows ozone in the Earth’s atmosphere over the poles from January to December 2016 and is compiled from a model run by the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) that uses satellite data coming, amongst others, from EUMETSAT’s polar-orbiting Metop satellite.

The ozone layer is a region of the Earth’s atmosphere that absorbs most of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, which is harmful to life on Earth. The layer basically acts as a shield between our planet and the sun’s harmful UV radiation.

In the video Ruediger Lang, atmospheric scientist at EUMETSAT, explains what the ozone layer is and how and why the “ozone hole” is formed.

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Mara Dambour

Mara Dambour

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