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Ozone hole

This animation shows variations in levels of ozone above Antarctica in September 2002. The black and blue area over Antarctica represents low levels of ozone. The red and yellow areas further north indicate higher levels of ozone.

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Bill Allan, Katja Riedel, Richard McKenzie, Sylvia Nichol and Tom Clarkson, 'Atmosphere - Ozone and ultraviolet radiation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/6153/ozone-hole (accessed 27 January 2020)

Story by Bill Allan, Katja Riedel, Richard McKenzie, Sylvia Nichol and Tom Clarkson, published 12 Jun 2006