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Images, data, and information for the Southern Hemisphere

View all of the Antarctic Hemisphere daily maps of total ozone for April 2008. Satellite instruments monitor the ozone layer, and we use their data to create the images that depict the amount of ozone.

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Data source

The data for this month are from the OMI instrument (KNMI / NASA) onboard the Aura satellite. They are the OMTO3d (Global Ozone Data) data.

Missing areas (bad orbits and polar night) are filled using assimilated ozone data from the Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) assimilation, produced by the Goddard Earth Observing System Data Assimilation System (GEOS DAS). MERRA uses a version of the GEOS model with the Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation (GSI) atmospheric analysis developed jointly with NOAA/NCEP/EMC.

Bulk access

The following links will provide you with bulk access to the images, animations, and raw satellite data.

April 2008

Palette relating map colors to ozone values

The false-color view of the monthly-averaged total ozone over the Antarctic pole. The blue and purple colors are where there is the least ozone, and the yellows and reds are where there is more ozone.

Map archives

Monthly averages (1979–current)

Daily