The Atmosphere

The Ozone Layer

How was the ozone hole discovered?

The famous meteorologist Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson (1889–1976) was the first to make accurate measurements of the ozone in the 1920s, but it wasn’t until 1979 that the depletion of the ozone was observed at the South Pole by the Nimbus 7 satellite. Today, a network of “Dobson spectrophotometers” have been set up around the world to monitor changes in the ozone.


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