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Data from the Swedish Odin satellite indicate that no arctic ozone hole will appear this winter, despite fears to that effect.
The low temperature created large amounts of zone-destroying chlorine compounds in the stratosphere at the end of January, which indicated a risk of the appearance of an “ozone hole”.
But the temperature in the stratosphere is increasing, which releases nitrogen compounds from ice clouds over the pole. The nitrogen reacts with chlorine and thus prevents the chlorine from destroying the ozone.
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