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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Link to answer SIR Ozone Question

I gave a Global Warming presentation to Seniors in Retriment at Lake Wild Wood today, and several SIR members asked about the ozone and the sun. I could not answer the question, and promised more information on the blog. I will post more links later.

Sun's Temper Blamed for Arctic Ozone Loss, By Robert Roy Britt, LiveScience Senior Writer, 01 March 2005
A dramatic thinning of Earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic last year was the result of intense upper-level winds and an extra dose of space weather, scientists said Tuesday.

Ozone, which screens out some of the Sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation, declined by up to 60 percent in the stratosphere over high northern latitudes in the spring of 2004. Officials issued a health warning earlier this year for residents of the far North.

In a new study, scientists conclude that an intense round of solar storms around Halloween in 2003 was at the root of the problem.
Real the whole article here.

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