Eruptions and Ozone
Name: Gary C.
Date: November 8, 2002
Why are the emissions of the volcano (Mt. Erabus) not
considered when determining the cause of the ozone hole at the south pole?
The chemicals causing the ozone depletion over Antarctica are man-made
CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), which are not produced naturally by nature in
any form (including volcanoes). That is why the emissions from
Mt. Erabus are not considered.
David R. Cook
Atmospheric Research Section
Environmental Research Division
Argonne National Laboratory
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