Jon Shanklin

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Jonathan David Shanklin
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Jonathan Shanklin in Antarctica, summer 2012
Born (1953-09-29) 29 September 1953 (age 60)
Wrexham, North Wales, United Kingdom
Residence United Kingdom
Nationality British
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)
Website
www.theozonehole.com/jonathanshanklin.htm

Jonathan Shanklin is a meteorologist who has worked at the British Antarctic Survey since 1977. Together with Joe Farman and Brian G. Gardiner he discovered the "Ozone Hole" in the 1980s.[1][2]

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.[3]

Jon maintains the ozone pages at BAS. He plays cricket, is a bell-ringer, and is a keen amateur astronomer, being Director of the British Astronomical Association's Comet Section [1].

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. doi:10.1038/315207a0.  edit
  2. ^ Shanklin, J. (2010). "Reflections on the ozone hole". Nature 465 (7294): 34–35. doi:10.1038/465034a. PMID 20445611.  edit
  3. ^ Richard Black (2010), Deep reflections on the ozone story