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Why are the large holes in the ozone directly above our polar icecaps?

Why arent they above areas that cause the damage instead of areas where No damage occurs? This doesnt make sense to me.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Here is the CORRECT answer: The ozone holes are over the poles because the reactions between halogens (like chlorine) and ozone only occur at temperatures of -180 F or lower. The only place it gets cold enough is in the stratosphere of the polar areas. Since Antarctica is colder - it has a larger hole.

    Source(s): Scientific American Magazine
  • 1 decade ago

    The hole is occurring at the same time each year. Do u by that the CFC wander around the world but just at that time it goes and eats a hole in the ozone layer.

    The hole in the ozone layer is the solar winds as it travels toward the earth (most of the particles are ionized) and the Alfa particles are attracted to the south pole making it positive charged . the Beta particles will be attracted to the north pole and beta particles are negative charged . This places a very large charge across the earth and help form the Van Allan belt that protects us from the radiation. u see the results in the areo borilis lights of the incoming particles. Almost the same things happens at the north pole but the mass of the beta particles are much less.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because the holes in the ozone are a natural occurrence which scientists just happened to discover about the time the use of florocarbons was increasing.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because the cold, low humidity, solar patterns etc of the poles are best suited for the reactions that lead to ozone depletion.

  • 1 decade ago

    FYI, cute body.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hot air rises....

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