Why is the ozone hole bigger in the less polluted southern hemisphere?

Secondary KLA:
Science
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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This article provides an excellent model of a scientific explanation. It addresses the question "if the atmosphere in the northern hemisphere is much more polluted than it is in the southern hemisphere, why is there an ozone hole in the south and not in the north?"

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-13ES) explains how scientific knowledge about global patterns of geological activity and interactions involving global systems can be used to inform decisions related to contemporary issues

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU189) Global systems, including the carbon cycle, rely on interactions involving the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere

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Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Chemical reactions, Antarctica, Chlorofluorocarbons, Stratosphere
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Ask an Expert
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Resource ID: cc0ecafe-ded8-4381-81eb-1b0970f6901d