The ozone layer and ozone depletion

06.09.2016

Chlorine loading of the stratosphere

Chlorine loading gives a measure of the actual environmental impact of an Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS) that is impossible to obtain just using Ozone Depletio...

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06.09.2016

Climate change and ozone depletion

As the atmospheric concentration of CO2 increases, the stratosphere actually cools. This favours the formation of Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSCs) which stron...

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06.09.2016

HFCs and ozone depletion

Over 20 years ago it was established that HFCs have no chemical effect on stratospheric ozone. Any change in stratospheric temperature (about 0.02 oK) due to HF...

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Ozone depletion over Europe

The reduction in ozone over the whole region is calculated to result in a similar sized increase in UV-B reaching the Earth's surface. To put that into context,...

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The ozone layer

Ozone is created by the action of sunlight on oxygen high in the stratosphere where the air pressure is very low and sunlight very strong. Lower down in the str...

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06.09.2016

The recovery of the ozone layer

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