|Jonathan David Shanklin|
Jonathan Shanklin in Antarctica, summer 2012
29 September 1953 |
Wrexham, North Wales, United Kingdom
|Fields||Physics, Meteorology (Professional)
Botany, Hepatics, Astronomy (Amateur)
|Institutions||British Antarctic Survey|
|Known for||Ozone Hole Discovery|
|Notable awards||The Chree Medal and Prize (2001)|
In an article discussing the discovery of the "ozone hole", the BBC quotes him as saying
Perhaps the most startling lesson from the ozone hole is just how quickly our planet can change. Given the speed with which humankind can affect it, following the precautionary principle is likely to be the safest road to future prosperity.
Jon maintains the ozone pages at BAS. He plays cricket, is a bell-ringer, an active local naturalist and is a keen amateur astronomer, being Director of the British Astronomical Association's Comet Section .
- Farman, J. C.; Gardiner, B. G.; Shanklin, J. D. (1985). "Large losses of total ozone in Antarctica reveal seasonal ClOx/NOx interaction". Nature 315 (6016): 207. Bibcode:1985Natur.315..207F. doi:10.1038/315207a0.
- Shanklin, J. (2010). "Reflections on the ozone hole". Nature 465 (7294): 34–35. doi:10.1038/465034a. PMID 20445611.
- Richard Black (2010), Deep reflections on the ozone story
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