The southern ozone hole as observed at Belgrano station

VIRGINIA SILBERGLEIT

Abstract

The thinning of the stratosphere ozone layer in the Antarctic region is studied by considering ground-based observations at Belgrano Station (78.0ºS; 38.8ºW). Gumbel's first distribution of extreme values is used to evaluate the highest depletion of the Southern ozone hole for the spring months of 1998. According to the present study we predict that the expected largest yearly deviation of the ozone layer density during 1998 would be (109 ± 15)DU. This result agrees remarkably well with the measured value of 102 DU as obtained on October? of 1998 at Belgrano Station.

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