The annual developing Ozone layer hole above Antarctica recorded a new massive extend as it became bigger than the whole continent, Al Sharq Al Awsat reported on Friday.
Researchers who are responsible for monitoring the activity of the liar detected that the hole is growing faster than usual and it is bigger by 75 than previous seasonal holes that observed since 1979.
The seasonal ozone layer’s holes take place in winter above Antarctica as the sun rays cause the ozone connected components to deplete due the transformation of the chlorine and other Ozone layer connected unites to the Stratosphere.
In the same context, European Union’s program for observing the activity of the Earth, Copernicus, said in a statement that 2021 seasonal ozone layer hole “has evolved into a rather larger than usual one”.
Vincent-Henri Peuch, one of the program directors, described to the Guardian: “We cannot really say at this stage how the ozone hole will evolve. However, the hole of this year is remarkably similar to the one of 2020, which was among the deepest and the longest-lasting – it closed around Christmas – in our records since 1979.
He added: “The 2021 ozone hole is now among the 25% largest in our records since 1979, but the process is still under way. We will keep monitoring its development in the next weeks. A large or small ozone hole in one year does not necessarily mean that the overall recovery process is not going ahead as expected, but it can signal that special attention needs to be paid and research can be directed to study the reasons behind a specific ozone hole event.”