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Thu Nov 2, 2017, 04:52 PM

Warm air shrunk the ozone hole to a record low in 2017

Source: UPI

Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The hole in Earth's ozone layer shrunk to its smallest size since 1988, scientists with NASA and NOAA announced on Thursday. Researchers believe warm air worked to limit the rate of ozone depletion.

Every year, the hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica gets larger during the Southern Hemisphere's winter and shrinks, or repairs itself, during the summer.

Since 1991, the average Antarctic ozone hole maximum measured 10 million square miles. In 2017, the maximum -- reached in early September -- measured 7.6 million square miles.

"The Antarctic ozone hole was exceptionally weak this year," Paul A. Newman, chief scientist for Earth Sciences at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, reported in a news release. "This is what we would expect to see given the weather conditions in the Antarctic stratosphere."

Read more: https://www.upi.com/Warm-air-shrunk-the-ozone-hole-to-a-record-low-in-2017/7581509639448/

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sl8 Nov 2017 OP
luvtheGWN Nov 2017 #1
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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 06:42 PM

1. Dammit! The past tense of shrink

is SHRANK, not shrunk! What has happened to the study of English in the USA?

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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 06:51 PM

2. Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk. !!

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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 11:07 AM

4. twitter, texting, emojis,

 

IE: Millennials - as the writer is one

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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 11:16 AM

5. I prefer shrinkeded

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 09:06 PM

3. ugh, I know, right?

shrank shrank shrank! Has shrunk, or shrank. Not shrunk!

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 08:27 PM

6. Kick (nt)

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