Ozone’s Slow Recovery Online Seminar

Part of the Data Visualization Google+ Hangouts Curriculum Collection.

How large was the 2013 Antarctic ozone hole? How soon will Earth’s ozone layer recover?

Two ozone researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration explored these questions and more at this online seminar:

  • Dr. Craig Long Meteorologist, NOAA Climate Prediction Center
  • Dr. Bryan Johnson Atmospheric chemist, NOAA Earth System Research Lab

The seminar highlighted a data visualization about the status of Earth’s ozone layer, designed for informal education at museums and science centers. 

Drs. Long and Johnson relate the science behind the visualization and answer questions, discussing how ozone is measured by satellites and other instruments, predictions for ozone layer recovery, connections between ozone and climate, and more. The panel also offer tips for interpreting the visualization for educational and museum audiences.