By analyzing the total ozone data from TOMS and ground-based observations, it is found that a large area with extremely low ozone occurred over the Tibetan Plateau during December 14–17, 2003. After correcting the bias in TOMS data, the area with the total ozone < 220 DU is found to be over 2500000 km2, and the minimum value is only 190 DU. It is the first time that an ozone mini-hole or an extremely low ozone event is found to occur over the Tibetan Plateau.
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Bian, J., Wang, G., Chen, H. et al. Ozone mini-hole occurring over the Tibetan Plateau in December 2003. CHINESE SCI BULL 51, 885–888 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11434-006-0885-y