Chapter 2

Suddenly on September 25, 2002, a broad accumulation of ozone briefly overpowered that year’s ozone hole. The press called it “a double ozone hole”, focusing upon the holes and not on the croissant. Observe the location of the ozone croissant and thatĀ of the South Magnetic Pole marked by an arrow on this daily NASA survey using the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer, TOMS (Fig 3):

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Fig 3. Double ozone hole on September 25, 2002.

NASA EP/TOMS Total Ozone map, retrieved 2015, available. Arrow symbol has been added at the location of the South Magnetic Pole.

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