Ozone Burden During Antarctic Winter, August through September 2005
Source: NASA/JPL AIRS Project
Published: August 14, 2019
AIRS provides a daily global 3-dimensional view of Earth's ozone layer. Since AIRS observes in the thermal infrared spectral range, it also allows scientists to view from space the Antarctic ozone hole for the first time continuously during polar winter. This image sequence captures the intensification of the annual ozone hole in the Antarctic Polar Vortex.