Ozone Hole (Earth Watch)

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Published by Franklin Watts .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection,
  • Science & Technology - Environmental Science & Ecology,
  • Science & Nature - Earth Sciences - Weather,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s 9-12 - Environmental Studies,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Ozone layer,
  • Ozone layer depletion,
  • Children: Grades 3-4

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary binding
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9529198M
ISBN 100531145697
ISBN 109780531145692
OCLC/WorldCa40610990

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This means that the claim that there is an ozone hole over the South Pole implies that there is no appreciable ozone depletion elsewhere.

There is now () some evidence that ozone levels there have stabilized and may be recovering since although it is not possible to ascribe the recovery to the ban on HFC because that recovery is not Cited by: 3. The graphs above show the progress of the ozone hole for The gray shading indicates the highest and lowest values measured since The red numbers are the maximum or minimum values.

The stratospheric temperature and the amount of sunlight reaching the south polar region control the depth and size of the Antarctic ozone hole. This book underscores the re-emergence of the ozone hole problem and deals with it in its current context of exacerbating global warming.

It traces the history of the ozone hole from the stage of formation of the stratospheric ozone ‘layer’, millions of years ago, into the late 20th century when the anthropogenic destruction of that ozone was discovered.

In the early s, scientists began to realize that CFCs were creating a thin spot—a hole—in the ozone layer over Antarctica every spring. This series of satellite images shows the ozone hole on the day of its maximum depth each year from through The Ozone Layer is an accessible history of stratospheric ozone, from its discovery in the nineteenth century to current investigations of the Antarctic ozone hole.

Drawing directly on the scientific literature, Christie uses the story of ozone as a case study for examining fundamental issues relating to the practice of modern science and the Cited by: 1.

The history of ozone research is marked by typical examples of the scientific method at work, perfectly illustrating how knowledge progresses. Hypotheses are contested and then eventually accepted or rejected; truths once believed to be universal and permanent can be called into question; and debates and disagreements between scientists are.

The stratospheric ozone layer is Earth’s “sunscreen” – protecting living things from too much ultraviolet radiation from the sun. The emission of ozone depleting substances has been damaging the ozone layer. But through domestic and international action, the ozone layer is. The Ozone Hole is not really a “hole” but a thinning of the ozone layer over the south polar region.

Every year, since at leastthere is a sudden, rapid decrease in the stratospheric ozone levels at the end of the Antarctic Size: 5MB.

The ozone hole is the region over Antarctica with total ozone of Dobson Units or lower. This map shows the ozone hole on October 4, The data were acquired by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument on NASA’s Aura satellite.

Find a huge variety of new & used Ozone layer depletion books online including bestsellers & rare titles at the best prices. Shop Ozone layer depletion books at Alibris. While the ozone hole over Antarctica typically grows in September and October, scientists observed the smallest ozone hole since they first began observing it in.

Ozone hole is the area of the Earth’s atmosphere where abnormal reductions of ozone occur, it is an annual phenomenon observed during the spring in the Polar Regions and is usually followed by a recovery during the summer.

In the measurements made in recent times significant reductions in ozone concentrations in the layer, with special.

Ozone depletion consists of two related events observed since the late s: a steady lowering of about four percent in the total amount of ozone in Earth's atmosphere (the ozone layer), and a much larger springtime decrease in stratospheric ozone around Earth's polar regions.

The latter phenomenon is referred to as the ozone are also springtime polar tropospheric ozone depletion. Good news from Antarctica: The hole in the ozone layer is shrinking, new measurements reveal.

Ozone is a molecule made of three oxygen atoms. It's relatively highly concentrated in a particular. The forgotten story of the hole in the ozone layer - and how the world came together to fix it. The scientists and politicians who persuaded Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to take action.

Also forgotten is a long list of truly ridiculous claims, such as the one from Al Gore's book "Earth in the Balance"that, thanks to the Antarctic ozone hole, "hunters now report finding blind. The huge hole in Earth's protective ozone layer reached its maximum this year in September, and this year NASA said it was million square miles wide.

The. For the first time, scientists have shown through direct satellite observations of the ozone hole that levels of ozone-destroying chlorine are declining, resulting in less ozone depletion.

NASA Sees Definitive Evidence of the Montreal Protocol's Success - YouTube. K subscribers. NASA Sees Definitive Evidence of the Montreal Protocol's : Sara Blumberg.

Get this from a library. Ozone hole. [Sally Morgan] -- Explains what the ozone layer of the atmosphere is, what destroys it, how it is measured, how this depletion affects humans and life on earth, and what can be done to save it. A seasonal decrease, or "hole," in the ozone layer above Antarctica, first discovered in and reported inwas the first confirmation of a thinning of the layer.

The hole occurs over Antarctica because the extreme cold helps the very high clouds characteristic of that area form tiny ice particles of water and nitric acid, which.

Timeline of Stratospheric Ozone Depletion & Observations. 10 20 30 40 50 Observations or industry data Future projections.

Natural emissions. This timeline highlights the average area of the ozone hole between September 7th and October 13th as observed by NASA spaced-based instruments (see colored bars and scale.

The ozone "hole" is really a reduction in concentrations of ozone high above the earth in the stratosphere. The ozone hole is defined geographically as the area wherein the total ozone amount is less than Dobson Units. The ozone hole has steadily grown in size (up to 27 million sq. km.) and length of existence (from August through early.

Get this from a library. Ozone hole. [Darlene R Stille] -- Studies the important role of atmospheric ozone in protecting the Earth, and tells how man-made chemicals are causing worrisome holes in. The ozone hole, discovered inhas been forming every spring in the atmosphere high over Antarctica.

Ozone depletion cools the air, strengthening the. The Ozone “global crisis” and the media hysteria whipped up by globalist MSM certainly was a trial run for a future larger corporate shake down – a shake down test of public perception, resistance to junk science and doom mongering narratives, public perception to government collusion with the interests selling a “cure” and enriching the small cabal who had interests in the Freon II.

ClO + O → Cl + O 2. In these reactions, the chlorine from the CFC molecule is acting as a catalyst — it’s helping to break apart O 3 molecules and forming O 2 molecules. The result is that, unlike the natural cycle of ozone formation and recycling, the ozone is being broken down into O 2 and not recycled back into O 3 because no free oxygen atoms are left for O 2 to combine with.

Ozone hole definition is - an area of the ozone layer (as near the south pole) that is seasonally depleted of ozone. Ozone and Chlorofluorocarbons Ozone, chlorine, bromine and the Cold War Effect of chlorofluorocarbons 9. The Antarctic Ozone Hole The Discovery of the Ozone Hole Space Observations of Ozone Depletion Three Hypotheses to Explain the Formation of the Ozone Hole Explanation of the Causes of the Ozone Hole An Ozone Hole in the Arctic.

Thirty years ago, scientists reported a hole in the ozone layer 'the size of North America.' The culprit was a man-made chemical called CFCs, which were prevalent in billions of dollars See full summary» Directors: Steve Dorst, Dan Evans.

Votes: /10(K). Fueled in part by fears of the ozone hole worsening, 24 nations signed the Montreal Protocol limiting the use of CFCs in These days, scientists understand a lot Author: Erin Blakemore.

Like an infection that grows more and more virulent, the continent-size hole in Earth's ozone layer keeps getting bigger and bigger. Each year since the late s, much of the protective layer of stratospheric ozone above Antarctica has disappeared during September, creating what is popularly known as the ozone hole.

The Antarctic hole now measures about 9 million square miles, nearly the. As the ozone hole over the south pole breaks up in spring, pockets of ozone depleted air drift across Tasmania, southern Victoria and the southern part of New Zealand’s south island.

The Importance of the Ozone "Like an infection that grows more and more virulent, the continent-size hole in Earth's ozone layer keeps getting bigger and bigger"(Beyond Discovery). The ozone is a protective layer that occurs naturally in the stratosphere, 6 to 28 miles in altitude.

Each year, since the late 's, much of the ozone layer above Antarctica has disappeared, creating what is. oZONE was officially shut down on June 2, Students, faculty, and staff now use One to access everything previously available in oZONE.

You can use One for enrollment, bill pay, financial aid management, advising tools, faculty course information, course grading and much more. Ozone Depletion Research. Learn what caused the holes in the ozone layer and how the ozone layer is recovering since the banning of CFCs.

Read how certain clouds affect ozone depletion and more. Here's a rare piece of good news about the environment: The giant hole in the Earth's protective ozone layer is shrinking and has shriveled to its. Researchers found the hole shrunk by more than million square miles — about half the area of the contiguous United States — sincewhen ozone depletion was at its peak.

The ozone hole is a depletion of ozone gas (O3) in the stratosphere above Antarctica. The three-oxygen molecule is toxic at ground level, but high in the atmosphere, it deflects dangerous. @article{osti_, title = {Ozone crisis}, author = {Roan, S}, abstractNote = {The author presents an account of the depletion of the atmosphere's ozone layer since the discovery of the phenomenon 15 years ago.

The book recounts the flight to ban chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) and describes the science, the people, and the politics involved, up to the March international treaty. The so-called “ozone hole” is a region in the ozone layer generally located over Antarctica, although it moves around with changes in the Circumpolar Vortex.

Ozone level is lowest during the Southern Hemisphere winter, at which time ozone concentration is approximately 1/3 of the global average.

It is an area of thinning due to natural causes. Ozone hole does not mean that there is no ozone in the region. The ozone hole is defined as the area having less than dobson units (DU) of ozone (concentration) in the overhead column (i.e., between the ground and space).

The image below shows the reduction in ozone concentration over Antarctica. The good news about the ozone hole is even better than you think. The shrinking hole is a powerful reminder that multinational cooperation can solve big environmental ills.

The ozone layer helps to protect life from harmful ultraviolet radiation. Find out what caused the ozone hole, and how the Montreal Protocol sought to put an end to ozone depletion.

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