Antarctic surface temperature in winter and summer 1979-2001

Antarctic surface temperature in winter and summer. Data is the near-surface (1.5m) temperature from ECMWF 40 year reanalyses, for the period 1979-2001. There remain uncertainties in the values.
Source: William M. Connolley

by Carlos Solís
Antarctica annual precipitation

Annual precipitation in mm, purple and violet areas indicate zero or very low rainfall, ie, a snowy desert in the center of the continent.

by Carlos Solís
Ozone hole over Antarctica september 21-30, 2006

From september 21-30, 2006 the average area of the ozone hole was the largest ever observed, at 10.6 million square miles (27.5 million square kilometres). This image, from September 24, the Antarctic ozone hole was equal to the record single-day largest area of 11.4 million square miles (29.5 million square kilometres), reached on Sept. 9, 2000. Satellite instruments monitor the ozone layer, and we use their data to create the images that depict the amount of ozone. The blue and purple colors are where there is the least ozone, and the greens, yellows, and reds are where there is more ozone.
Source: NASA

by Carlos Solís