The Antarctic ozone hole during 2008 and 2009

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, Volume 60, p.77 - 90 (2011)



The Antarctic ozone holes of 2008 and 2009 are reviewed from various perspectives, making use of a range of Australian data and analyses. In both years, ozone holes formed that were fairly typical of those observed since the late 1990s. The ozone hole of 2008 was somewhat larger than that of 2009. In 2009 the ozone hole developed more rapidly, but did not last as long as in 2008, particularly in the lower stratosphere.