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The Ozone Layer Fact Sheet

The Ozone Layer Fact Sheet

Ozone Background Ozone is a chemical compound containing three oxygen atoms, that is one more than the gas we breathe. Though ever prevalent and important to earth’s atmosphere, it was not discovered until 1839 by Christian Friedrich Schonbein. Ozone can actually be harmful to humans when present in high concentrations in the troposphere, the part …

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Polar Stratospheric Clouds

Polar Stratospheric Clouds

Paying attention to nacreous clouds in the stratosphere these are wave clouds found on the windward side of the mountain ranges that generate forces of gravity. These clouds have sheet-like arrangements that gradually rise and fall while extending amid the emerging waves. Besides, nacreous clouds are usually linked with extra-high surface breezes that show the …

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The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

The Antarctic ozone hole was first discovered in 1985. As a result, a mechanism for international cooperation was established by the Vienna Convention and tasked with responsibilities of researching ozone layer and ozone-depleting chemicals and their effects. It is at the Vienna Convention where the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete ozone layer was discussed …

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Ozone Destruction

Ozone Destruction

The ozone is a major component of the atmosphere that helps protect the Earth and keep the Earth within relatively stable conditions. As stratospheric ozone depletion occurs it poses several serious risk factors for Earth and society as a whole. While ozone depletion is still being studied every day by leading experts around the world …

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Ozone

named from the Greek “ozein” for smell. Pronunciation: ‘O-“zOn  Function: noun  Etymology: German Ozon, from Greek ozOn, present participle of ozein to smell   Ozone is a molecule that contains three atoms of oxygen and thus has the formula O3. Ozone was first discovered in 1839 by German scientist Christian Friedrich Schonbein.    Ozone is …

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TWENTY YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE CAUSE OF THE ANTARCTIC OZONE HOLE — A SCIENTIFIC SUCCESS STORY

Susan Solomon  credit:NOAA  September 15, 2006 NOAA Magazine — Twenty years ago this August, NOAA senior scientist Susan Solomon, along with other government and university scientists, identified the cause of the Antarctic ozone hole — a discovery that is still being celebrated as the most significant scientific/global environmental success story of the 20th century. Within …

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Ozone Hole 2006 Largest on Record

Ozone Hole Area Minimum Ozone (million km2) (DU) Maximum Daily Minimum Daily Year Date Value Date Value 2006 24 September  29.6 08 October 84 http://ozonewatch.gsfc.nasa.gov http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/sbuv2to/ozone_hole.sht             NASA and NOAA Announce Ozone Hole is a Double Record Breaker 10.19.06   NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists report …

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Solar Activity Impacts Polar Ozone

14.10.2014 8:59 Increase in greenhouse gases explains, to a large extent, the rise in the average temperature of the Earth. According to the research study published in Nature Communications today, the Sun affects middle atmosphere ozone with potential implications on smaller scale to regional, but not global, climate. Mankind is responsible for the global warming …

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Ozone Creation

Ozone Creation

The Ozone: What you need to know about the planetary blanket sheet that protects everyone from UV rays From a microscopic speck living at the bottom of the ocean to the foundation of a planet’s shield from ultraviolet rays? The process looked pretty nifty, as it started over a billion years ago and that shield …

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Ozone Hole 2005

Ozone Hole Area Minimum Ozone (million km2) (DU) Maximum Daily Minimum Daily Year Date Value Date Value 2005 11 September  27.3  30 September 103 http://ozonewatch.gsfc.nasa.gov http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/sbuv2to/ozone_hole.sht NASA Goddard Space Flight Center-On September 11, 2005, ozone thinning over Antarctica reached its maximum extent for the year at 27 millions of square kilometers. On October 1, 2005 …

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