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Ozone depletion

Ozone depletion describes the observed loss of ozone in the stratosphere over the past 50 years.

It encompasses both a steady thinning of the ozone layer at mid-latitudes and its catastrophic springtime collapse at the poles, often called the ozone hole.

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