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Ozone’s Slow Recovery Google+ Hangout

Part of Data Visualization Google+ Hangouts

NOAA staff at the South Pole release a high-altitude balloon that carries ozone-measurement equipment.
NOAA scientists release an ozone-measuring balloon from the South Pole Station.
Kelli-Ann Bliss/NOAA

**This event has already occurred, but you can watch the recording on YouTube.**

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 will explore these questions and more at an upcoming Google+ Hangout hosted by the American Museum of Natural History’s Science Bulletins program. Join us on January 8, 2014 between 3:30 and 4:15PM EST and meet:

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

The Hangout will highlight a newly released data visualization about the status of Earth’s ozone layer, designed for informal education at museums and science centers. The visualization’s datasets will also be available for live programming on NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS)® spherical display system.

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


To view the visualization and additional resources, visit Ozone’s Slow Recovery.

Funding for this visualization and professional development training is provided by NOAA Environmental Literacy Grant number NA10SEC0080014.