Department of the Environment, Heritage, Water and the Arts, May 2008
- The 'Hole' Truth: The role of ozone depletion in Australia's changing climate (PDF - 9.7 MB)
- Animation progression of 2007 Ozone Hole on the Australian Antarctic Division website
About the seminar
In May 2008, the department hosted a seminar featuring three prominent Australian scientists exploring the linkages between ozone depletion and climate change. Dr Klekociuk from the Antarctic Division, Dr Paul Fraser from the CSIRO and Professor David Karoly from the University of Melbourne presented the seminar which drew the linkages, and highlighted that ozone depletion plays a role in determining Australia's rainfall patterns. The seminar will be repeated in Melbourne later in the year.
About the video
This animation of the 2007 Antarctic Ozone hole shows its formation starting in July 2007 and its dissolution in December 2008. At this time, the major determinants of the size and depth of the ozone hole are the presence of ozone depleting substances in the atmosphere, and the surrounding climate, which if disrupted, may also disrupt the formation of the ozone hole.