Ozone creation and distruction dynamics in the hole
Richard Holle says:
Pat Frank says:
November 12, 2010 at 12:04 pm
“”Gene, diamagnetic means ozone doesn’t have any net internal magnetic field. That means an external magnetic field won’t impart any net momentum to ozone molecules.
Oxygen is paramagnetic, however. But Earth’s magnetic field is only 0.5 Gauss, which is nowhere near strong enough to overcome the thermal kinetic energy of oxygen gas molecules.””
As a result the magnetic reluctance of Ozone is three orders of magnitude lower than O2, when exposed to UV radiation or magnetic fields O2 converts to O3 to conserve energy of motion, the conversion is continual as is the break down to the base O2 state.
It is the total combined effects of the residual magnetic field flux, and the level of UV light intensity’s annual variation that creates and regulates the size, position, and duration of the hole, that forms in the absence of bright UV sunlight.
As the solar magnetic fields and the Earth’s magnetic fields decrease together the size and duration of the hole increases. I would bet that the hole is there any time the magnetic fields and UV levels are this low in the whole past history / future of the earth.