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The unpublished case of the hole in the ozone layer in the Arctic

The hole in the ozone layer that had been detected in the Arctic since March has closed. Read here to discover the reasons for the event

The huge hole had been produced by unusually freezing temperatures at the North Pole, in recent weeks it was closed thanks to a heat wave that invaded the area. This was one of the areas in the world with the largest hole in the stratospheric ozone layer, but in recent weeks, due to a heat wave, it was closed, according to the Atmosphere Monitoring Service on its Twitter account (Copernicus)

Source: Nasa

The vortex split, allowing ozone-rich air to erupt into the Arctic, a large-scale persistent cyclone in the area located in the middle and upper troposphere and stratosphere.

The researchers came to the conclusion that the origin of this huge hole in the ozone layer was derived by the unusual freezing temperatures that occurred in the stratosphere, which caused this hole over the Arctic, which occurs in the same way in the antartida.

The minimum temperatures that occur in the Arctic are lower than those of Antarctica, however, in 2020 powerful airs near the north pole trapped cold air, a phenomenon called the polar vortex, which caused the hole in the ozone layer.

Source: Nasa

Scientists have come to the conclusion that the enormous hole in the ozone layer was closed not only due to the decrease in pollution during the pandemic derived from the coronavirus, but also due to a heat wave that was generated and which helped to close it.

Daniel Pire

Estudiante de Farmacia de la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Fanático de aprender cosas nuevas cada día. Redactor de ColombiaHoy.News y anteriormente Mui.In. Me gusta mantenerme al día con temas tecnológicos y los medios de comunicación. Los tópicos de salud y biotecnología son mis preferidos. Apasionado por conocer un lugar nuevo siempre que sea posible! La cocina y la comida son mi ruta de escape para cualquier ocasión.+ info

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