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Abstract

Recent research has confirmed that ozone levels in northern middle and high latitudes have declined. Because of this, and the improved understanding of the formation of the Antarctic ozone hole, European scientists organised a major research effort, EASOE (the European Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Experiment) to look for the causes and extent of the northern hemisphere ozone loss. The primary objective of the study was to examine a variety of processes believed to be important in ozone depletion, such as the formation of polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) and the way that chemical processes are modified in their presence. These local processes will then be studied in a hemispheric and seasonal context. A description of the project is presented, together with the preliminary results. Future activities are discussed and a list of participating organisations is also provided.

Additional information

Authors: ACEVEDO J (EDITOR), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1992) 7 pp.
Availability: Available from the Environment Programme Office, CEC, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
Record Number: 199330085 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en