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  1. ozone holenoun

    an area of the ozone layer (near the poles) that is seasonally depleted of ozone


  1. ozone holenoun

    A region of the stratosphere over Antarctica (and a smaller one over the Arctic) that is depleted of ozone in the local spring.


  1. ozone hole

    The ozone hole refers to areas in the Earth's stratosphere where the concentration of ozone is significantly lower than normal. This phenomenon was first identified in the 1980s over Antarctica during the spring months when a combination of cold temperatures, sunlight, and chemical reactions involving chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) contributes to the depletion of ozone. Despite its name, the ozone hole is not an actual hole, but rather a region of reduced ozone concentration. Extended exposure to solar UV radiation due to the ozone hole could pose severe biological consequences, including skin cancer in humans and damage to the marine ecosystem.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ozone hole in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ozone hole in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    This means that Antarctic sea ice doesn't respond directly to global warming averaged over the whole planet, but rather to changes in these winds. Climate change is affecting the winds, but so is the ozone hole and short-term cycles like El Nino. The sea ice also responds to the level of ocean mixing, which is affected by meltwater from the Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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