Posts Tagged ‘Pole’

Comments Off on Earth’s Ozone on Bumpy Road to Recovery

Weather effects surprisingly shape the Antarctic ozone hole. The Antarctic ozone hole reached its maximum single-day area for 2013 on Sept. 16. The ozone hole (purple and blue) is the region over Antarctica with total ozone at or below 220 Dobson units (a common unit for measuring ozone concentration). Last year the hole in the […]

Comments Off on National Geographic Extreme Photo of the Week

1. Snowboarding the Pemberton Ice Cap, British Columbia. Photograph by Mark Gribbon “Being in the backcountry is where I belong and am the most happy,” says snowboarder Joel Loverin, seen here on the Pemberton Ice Cap in British Columbia, Canada, during a three-day backcountry camping and riding excursion. “Compared to the other lines I rode […]

Comments Off on Space Pictures This Week: Mercury’s Marks, Miracle Delta

1. Wind Shadow Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS/NASA Milky-colored ripples on the Atlantic Ocean trail behind the Canary Islands (map) off the west coast of Africa in this June 15 image snapped by NASA’s Terra satellite. Thanks to a vantage point 450 miles (725 kilometers) above the Earth, strange patterns caused by strong winds on […]