The great hole in the Ozone Layer observed last month in the Arctic, located on the north polar circle of our planet, has closed completely.
Great news in the midst of the pandemic. The gigantic hole in the Ozone Layer observed last month in the Arctic, was completely closed according to the statement made by scientists from the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). It is worth clarifying the experts that this phenomenon is not related to the coronavirus or quarantine like other environmental phenomena appreciated in recent days.
“The hole in the Ozone Layer located in the northern hemisphere has come to an end. The polar vortex (cyclone located in the middle and upper troposphere and stratosphere) spread, allowing the advance of ozone rich in air in the Arctic, coinciding closely with the forecast of last week of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service”, They detailed from ECMWF.
The closure of the hole in the Ozone Layer of the aforementioned sector was produced by the dissolution of the polar vortex, which split in two, added to the recent unusual heat wave that affected the Arctic in recent days with temperatures of up to 20ºC .
Days ago, the ECMWF gave worrying news: “Ozone plumes over large parts of the Arctic have reached record lows this year, and the ozone layer over the Arctic is severely depleted at altitudes around 18 km. ".
In that sense, they had detailed: “The last time equally strong chemical ozone depletion was observed in the Arctic was during the spring of 2011, and ozone depletion in 2020 appears to be even stronger”.