An Empirical Test of the Chemical Theory of Ozone Depletion
25 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2016 Last revised: 25 Jan 2016
Date Written: January 21, 2016
The overall structure of changes in total column ozone levels over a 50-year sample period from 1966 to 2015 and across a range of latitudes from -90° to 71° shows that the data from Antarctica prior to 1995 represent a peculiar outlier condition specific to that time and place and not an enduring global pattern. The finding is inconsistent with the Rowland-Molina theory of chemical ozone depletion.
Keywords: pollution, environment, ozone, ozone hole, ozone depletion, Antarctica, Montreal Protocol
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