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But evidence has been building that the ozone layer is recovering, and a new paper claims to have directly measured the ozone hole gradually filling back in.
The infamous ozone hole over Antarctica was discovered in the late 1970s.
At the time, the 1987 Montreal Protocol had already kick-started the healing of the ozone hole, so scientists expected the UNFCCC would succeed, too.
But now comes some very good news — in the form of satellite data showing that the worrisome ozone hole in the atmosphere over Antarctica is slowly healing.
The ozone hole forms during Antarctica’s winter, which is why researchers measure trace gases over the continent at this time, using an instrument on the Aura satellite known as the Microwave Limb Sounder.
The ozone hole forms during Antarctica's winter, which is why researchers measure trace gases over the continent at this time, using an instrument on the Aura satellite known as the Microwave Limb Sounder.
Scientists expect that the ozone hole will continue to recover as CFCs leave the atmosphere but that full recovery will take decades.
Scientists anticipate that the ozone hole will continue to recover as CFCs leave the atmosphere, but full recovery will take decades.
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: an area of the ozone layer where there is very little ozone
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