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Transferring: Nature PastCast, Might 1985

This 12 months, nature is celebrating its 150th anniversary. To mark this anniversary, we’re releasing episodes of our PastCast collection, highlighting key moments within the historical past of science.

The invention of the outlet within the ozone layer within the mid-1980s was a shock. Scientists suspected that artificial gases, CFCs, have been damaging the ozone layer, however they weren’t anticipating such a dramatic decline. Nor did they count on the invention to be made by a small group of British scientists in Antarctica. On this podcast, we hear the "little voice" within the background, whose persistence led to the declaration of the depletion of the ozone layer in Nature in Might 1985. However how is it turned referred to as the "gap within the ozone layer"? And what classes can we study at present for local weather change scientists?

This episode aired for the primary time in Might 2013. The sound results are courtesy of stormpetrel, mansardian and sempoo at freesound.org

From the archive

Important whole ozone losses in Antarctica reveal a seasonal ClOx / NOx interplay, by Farman et al.

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