Ozone Hole & Science
Following the publication of the findings of a British Antarctic Survey article in May 1985, the phenomenon of ozone depletion over Antarctica was referred to as the "ozone hole", a phrase first attributed to Nobel Prize winner Sherwood Rowland. The satellite image of the Ozone Hole has become a global symbol of this environmental threat that has helped mobilize public support for the Montreal Protocol.
The work of atmospheric scientists and environmental researchers continues to play a paramount role in informing the policymaking under the Montreal Protocol. Images and scientific bulletins about ozone depletion are useful communication tools to the public about progress made and challenges ahead.
Latest ozone measurements
Images and Movies
NASA Images & Movies
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Several hundred images and movies from diverse NASA sources over many years
Scientific Visualization Studio
Antarctic Ozone Hole Images & Videos
NASA Ozone Processing Team
Movies and images of Antarctic ozone hole, North hemisphere ozone, UV-absorbing aerosols and UV radiation
TOMS Multimedia Files