"Ozone Layer Deflation" Essays and Research Papers

  • Ozone Layer Deflation

    The ozone layer is a layer in Earth's atmosphere which absorbs most of the Sun's UV radiation. It contains relatively high concentrations of ozone (O3), although it is still very small with regard to ordinary oxygen, and is less than ten parts per million, the average ozone concentration in Earth's atmosphere being only about 0.6 parts per million. The ozone layer is mainly found in the lower portion of the stratosphere from approximately 20 to 30 kilometres (12 to 19 mi) above Earth, though the...

    Chlorofluorocarbon, Montreal Protocol, Oxygen 2012  Words | 6  Pages

  • Ozone Layer

    The Ozone Layer It acts as a sun block and filters out the dangerous ultra-violet rays from the sun ("The Chemistry of the Ozone Layer"). The Earth's atmosphere is broken up into two layers that have to do with ozone ("Ozone Layer"). The troposphere is the lowest layer ("Ozone Layer"). It extends from Earth's surface up to about ten kilometers in altitude ("Ozone Layer"). All most all human activities happen in this layer ("Ozone Layer"). The next layer is the stratosphere ("Ozone Layer")....

    Chlorine, Chlorofluorocarbon, Montreal Protocol 1893  Words | 6  Pages

  • Ozone Layer

    OZONE LAYER This essay will explain the importance of the ozone layer on the health of New Zealand society. It will talk about the relevant issues in the political and social setting and give details on the way of resolving the problem. Furthermore, it will include my personal view for the solution to this topic. The ozone layer is situated in the upper atmosphere, about 15 to 50 kilometres above the earth’s surface. It is extremely important for human existence, plants growth and...

    Chlorofluorocarbon, Montreal Protocol, New Zealand 1292  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Ozone Layer

    Ozone is one of the greenhouses gases that exist within our atmosphere. It is a triatomic molecule made up of three oxygen atoms. Ozone consists in low concentrations in the Earth’s atmosphere, taking up only 0.6 parts per million of it. These gases absorb some of the harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun and prevent it from reaching the Earth’s surface. It has been thought that the depletion of ozone in the atmosphere has been a primary cause of climate change, but this is not entirely true...

    Chlorofluorocarbon, Greenhouse gas, Montreal Protocol 1014  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ozone Layer Speech Outline

    audience that the "ozone hole" is not caused by man and therefore requires no policy against CFC's. Central idea: The ozone layer/"hole" is caused by fluct. in the environment and CFC's are little if any of the cause of ozone depletion. CFC's are very heavy, they stay close to the ground and do not affect the stratosphere. Volcano's put out approx 10X more times chlorine than man produces. Ozone Center of WA states: "The 1991 volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo led to temporary severe ozone depletion but...

    Chlorine, Chlorofluorocarbon, Greenhouse gas 699  Words | 4  Pages

  • Ozone Layer Protection

    Conservation of Ozone in Hong Kong The ozone layer present in the stratosphere of the Earth is utmost important to us as it protects us from the exposure of ultraviolet rays which leads to several harmful effects. Without the ozone layer, human will be more prone to skin cancer and eye cataracts. Ultraviolet rays can also cause harm to marine life by reducing the amount of planktons and consequently depreciates the amount of fishes in the ocean. Besides that, the depletion of the ozone layer disrupts...

    Carbon tetrachloride, Chlorofluorocarbon, Dichlorodifluoromethane 973  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ozone Layer Article Summary

    Ozone Our Global Sunscreen By Mike Carlowicz t’s not often that scientists get to conduct experiments that seem like they come out of a science fiction novel or a video game. Yet, that is what some researchers at NASA did a few years ago. Atmospheric physicists Paul Newman and Luke Oman built a simulation of the Earth’s atmosphere and then proceeded to strip away our protective ozone layer. Their computer model reproduced the chemistry and circulation of the air; natural variations in temperatures...

    Atmosphere, Chlorine, Chlorofluorocarbon 2325  Words | 7  Pages

  • Ozone Layer Depletion

    The upper layer of the atmosphere surrounded by ozone (15 to 30 Kms) is known as ozonosphere. Ozone layer is a protective stratospheric layer, also known as ozone umbrella. Ozone concentration differs by about 10 ppm in stratosphere compared to 0.05 ppm in troposphere. It acts as a protective shield for the man, animals and plants by filtering out the lethal ultraviolet rays from reaching the earth’s surface. If the ozone layer is not there, the harmful ultraviolet rays will reach to the...

    Chlorine, Chlorofluorocarbon, Montreal Protocol 943  Words | 4  Pages

  • Essay on Ozone Layer Depletion

    Ozone depletion and Volatile Organic Compounds Christina Stelmach SCI/ January 20, 2013 Christine Snyder The atmospheric issue that I chose to write about is the Ozone layer depletion and the indoor air pollutant is Volatile Organic Compounds. I am going to talk about the cause and effect of each of these issues and also efforts to mitigate the issues. Our Earth’s Ozone layer protects all life from the sun’s harmful radiation. Due to all human activities damage has been done to our...

    Air pollution, Chlorofluorocarbon, Greenhouse gas 1091  Words | 4  Pages

  • Depletion of the Ozone Layer

    The ozone layer diminishes more each year. As the area of polar ozone depletion (commonly called the ozone hole) gets larger, additional ultraviolet rays are allowed to pass through. These rays cause cancer, cataracts, and lowered immunity to diseases.1 What causes the depletion of the ozone layer? In 1970, Crutzen first showed that nitrogen oxides produced by decaying nitrous oxide from soil-borne microbes react catalytically with ozone hastening its depletion. His findings started...

    Chlorine, Chlorofluorocarbon, Montreal Protocol 1139  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Ozone Layer - What Is Actually Happening?

    Air: Something We All Share Joshua denDulk The Ozone Layer What is actually happening? What comes to mind when you think of the ozone layer? The average person generally thinks of something up in the sky that stops us getting too much sunburn, and that is really all the ozone layer does. However, many scientists today believe that the ozone layer is slowly depleting over time, and this is causing a greater risk to our health, leaving...

    Chlorine, Chlorofluorocarbon, Greenhouse gas 1351  Words | 4  Pages

  • Cfcs Cause Deterioration of the Ozone Layer

    Cfcs Cause Deterioration of the Ozone Layer The deterioration of the ozone layer , caused by Cfcs, endangers the lives of humans'. Cfcs have a diminishing effect on the ozone layer. Furthermore, the deterioration of the ozone cause an increase of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation which can have a negative effect on human skin and eyes. As a writer for newsweek, I have investigated the scenario and found the following information. The earth's atmosphere is a blanket of air that surrounds the planet...

    Atmosphere, Chlorine, Oxygen 2340  Words | 7  Pages

  • Ozone

    Depletion of the Ozone Layer * Function and location of the Ozone Layer The ozone layer is a portion of earth’s atmosphere that contains high levels of ozone. Ozone (O3) is a triatomic molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms. It is an allotrope of oxygen. Ozone is formed when oxygen molecules after absorbing ultra violet photon then converts a single O2 into two atomic oxygen radicals. The atomic radicals then combine with separate O2 molecules to create two O3 molecules. The main function...

    Chlorine, Oxide, Oxygen 1638  Words | 5  Pages

  • Greenhouse Effect and the Hole in the Ozone Layer

    economic, technological, and institutional developments. <br> <br><b>The Hole in the Ozone Layer</b> <br>Discovery of the hole in the ozone layer showed that human activity has a major impact on Earth. The destruction of ozone in the stratosphere high above the planet's surface has been brought about as the result of the widespread use of chemicals, which under normal conditions are chemically inert and harmless. <br> <br>Ozone occurs at all levels in the atmosphere, but most of it is found in the stratosphere...

    Atmosphere, Carbon dioxide, Earth 942  Words | 3  Pages

  • oZONE

    Ozone Depletion: An Introduction Planet Earth has its own natural sunscreen that shields us from the sun's damaging ultraviolet radiation. It's called the ozone layer: a fragile band of gases beginning 15 kilometres above our planet, and reaching up to the 40-kilometre level. Human activities have caused a substantial thinning of this protective covering — not only over the North and South Poles, but right over our heads. Stopping ozone layer depletion is one of the major...

    Chlorofluorocarbon, Montreal Protocol, Ozone 1313  Words | 4  Pages

  • Depletion of the Ozone Layer: Its causes, effects, and possible solutions

    of the ozone layer is a major concern today. The ozone layer protects us from the harmful rays of the sun; therefore it is imperative that we preserve it. Since more pollutants are produced today than ever before (because of the major increase in the population), there is a major concern that we create less pollutants to help conserve the ozone layer. In this research paper I will give vital information on how pollution affects the ozone layer and methods instituted to help the ozone layer. In this...

    Atmosphere, Chlorofluorocarbon, Montreal Protocol 2736  Words | 7  Pages

  • Ozone Depletion and World Ozone

    World ozone Day The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed on 16 September every year since 1995. This date has been chosen by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 49/114, to remember the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987. The year 2012, also marks the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol. What is Montreal Protocol? The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is an international...

    Chlorine, Chlorofluorocarbon, Greenhouse gas 661  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Importance of the Ozone

    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 1970's, much of the ozone layer above Antarctica has disappeared, creating what is popularly known as the "ozone hole." This hole now measures about 9 million square miles, nearly the size...

    Chlorofluorocarbon, Montreal Protocol, Oxygen 901  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ozone Depletion

    INTRODUCTION-OZONE LAYER OZONE Ozone (/ˈoʊzoʊn/; O3), or trioxygen, is a triatomic molecule, consisting of three oxygen atoms. It is an allotrope of oxygen that is much less stable than the diatomic allotrope(O2), breaking down in the lower atmosphere to normal dioxygen. Ozone is formed from dioxygen by the action of ultraviolet light and also atmospheric electrical discharges, and is present in low concentrations throughout the Earth's atmosphere. In total, ozone makes up only 0.6 parts per million...

    Oxygen, Ozone, Ozone depletion 1702  Words | 6  Pages

  • ozone depletion

     The Causes: Effects of Ozone Depletion Cody Tate Buena Vista University Author Note “Prepared for Laura Brauhn’s Globalism Seminar” Abstract This paper will explore what exactly ozone depletion is. It will talk about the definition of ozone depletion and what some of the things are that causes it. This paper will connect global warming with ozone depletion. This paper will give you examples of both biological and environmental. The main thing this paper will talk about...

    Atmosphere, Global warming, Oxygen 1246  Words | 4  Pages

  • Ozone Depletion

    consequences." Robert G. Ingersoll (1833 - 1899) The ozone layer plays an important role in the atmosphere. It protects life on earth from the full force of the sun's cancer-causing ultraviolet radiation. However, many household products and appliances release substances to the atmosphere that causes the hole in the ozone layer. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), used as refrigerants and aerosol spray propellants, is the main cause of ozone depletion. When these chemicals are released into the atmosphere...

    Aerosol spray, Chlorofluorocarbon, Oxygen 702  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ozone Depletion

    Ozone Depletion Good morning to our lecturer and my fellow friends. Today I want to deliver a speech on title “Ozone Depletion”. Did you know that about 20 kilometres from the earth’s surface there is a thin layer of gas forming just a small fraction of the earth’s atmosphere, without which harmful radiation from the sun would destroy all life on this planet? This is the ozone layer, which filters out harmful ultraviolet-B rays. Today, because of our negligence, the ozone layer is depleting....

    Chlorofluorocarbon, Montreal Protocol, Oxygen 1076  Words | 3  Pages

  • Impact of Ozone

    IMPACTS OF OZONE Introduction Ozone is a gas that occurs naturally in our atmosphere. Most of it is concentrated in the ozone layer[->0], a region located in the stratosphere several miles above the surface of the Earth. Although ozone represents only a small fraction of the gas present in the atmosphere, it plays a vital role by shielding humans and other life from harmful ultraviolet light from the Sun. Human activities in the last several decades have produced chemicals, such as chlorofluorocarbons...

    Atmosphere, Carbon dioxide, Oxygen 2136  Words | 6  Pages

  • Ozone Depletion

    Ozone Depletion (Author’s name) (Institutional Affiliation) Abstract Environmental issues have been a major consideration in the World today. Many laws and regulations have been made to protect the environment. Conferences and meetings have been held in several countries to discuss the issues (Solomon, et.al, 1987). Introduction Ozone depletion refers to the destruction of the stratospheric ozone which is caused by various factors. It happens...

    Chlorine, Chlorofluorocarbon, Greenhouse gas 839  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Atmosphere and its Layers

    How does the atmosphere affect conditions on Earth? What is Earth's atmosphere composed of? How do pressure and density vary with altitude? What are the characteristics of the major layers of the atmosphere?  Important Terms atmosphere air pressure barometer troposphere weather stratosphere ozone layer mesosphere thermosphere ionosphere aurora   At 8848 meters (29,030 feet) above sea level, Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. In 1952 Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand...

    Atmosphere, Earth, Oxygen 1974  Words | 5  Pages

  • Ozone Depletion

    Ozone Depletion and Indoor Air Pollution Nainsi McKinney 5/14/13 Ozone depletion is a very serious issue that is almost fully the fault of humans and the ozone is going to continue to thin if changes are not made. Chemicals that are used in everyday life are primarily responsible for the ozone loss; compounds called chlorofluorocarbons such as Freon and Styrofoam when used as a foam blowing agent for insulation (WileyPlus,Chap.9. Global Atmospheric...

    Atmosphere, Chlorofluorocarbon, Human 784  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ozone Depletion Project

    Ozone depletion describes two distinct but related phenomena observed since the late 1970s: a steady decline of about 4% per decade in the total volume of ozone in Earth's stratosphere (the ozone layer), and a much larger springtime decrease in stratospheric ozone over Earth's polar regions. The latter phenomenon is referred to as the ozone hole. In addition to these well-known stratospheric phenomena, there are also springtime polar tropospheric ozone depletion events. The details of polar ozone...

    Atmosphere, Chlorine, Chlorofluorocarbon 874  Words | 3  Pages

  • The ozone hole and its causes

    wikipedia.org/wiki/FileUars_ozone_waves.jpg o Enlarge Ozone hole in North America during 1984 (abnormally warm reducing ozone depletion) and 1997 (abnormally cold resulting in increased seasonal depletion). Source NASA HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone_depletion l cite_note-13 14 The Antarctic ozone hole is an area of the Antarctic stratosphere in which the recent ozone levels have dropped to as low as 33 of their pre-1975 values. The ozone hole occurs during the Antarctic spring, from September...

    Atmosphere, Chlorine, Chlorofluorocarbon 932  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Ozone Depletion Phenomenon

    continent-size hole in Earth's ozone layer keeps getting bigger and bigger. Each year since the late 1970s, 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 size of North America. Less dramatic, still significant, depletion of ozone levels has been recorded around the globe. With less ozone in the atmosphere, more ultraviolet...

    Atmosphere, Chlorine, Chlorofluorocarbon 2052  Words | 7  Pages

  • Environment: Ozone Depletion and River Ganges

    go under the sea if the sea levels kept increasing include Bangladesh, parts of Africa and even major cities like London and New York! Depletion of Ozone Layer The stratosphere has a layer of ozone that protects us from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. Exposure to these layers cause skin cancer and cataracts. However, the ozone layer filters out the dangerous UV rays from sunlight as it enters the earth's atmosphere. The cholofluorocarbons (CFCs) that are man-made chemicals are released...

    Atmosphere, Chlorofluorocarbon, Montreal Protocol 946  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Ozone Hole: Chlorofluorocarbon

    dichlorodifluoromethane (R-12 or Freon-12). Many CFCs have been widely used as refrigerants, propellants (in aerosol applications), and solvents. The manufacture of suchcompounds has been phased out by the Montreal Protocol because they contribute to ozone depletion. Applications: Applications exploit the low toxicity, low reactivity, and low flammability of the CFCs and HCFCs. Every permutation of fluorine, chlorine, and hydrogen based on methane and ethane has been examined and most have been commercialized...

    Atmosphere, Chlorofluorocarbon, Dichlorodifluoromethane 647  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ozone Layer

    protects us from the full blast of the sun's radiation. Way up in the part of the atmosphere, called the stratosphere, a layer of gas filters out most of the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays. This layer of gas is called ozone and is located about five miles to 25 miles above the surface of the Earth. (Bright, 1991). Only about one-millionth of our atmosphere is made up of ozone. But it has a tremendously important job. Ozonecan absorb, or soak up, the part of sunlight called ultraviolet radiation...

    Atmosphere, Earth, Oxygen 543  Words | 2  Pages

  • Ozone Layer

    OZONE LAYER The Earth's ozone layer protects all life from the sun's harmful radiation, but human activities have damaged this shield. Less protection from ultraviolet light will, over time, lead to higher skin cancer and cataract rates and crop damage. The ozone layer is one layer of the stratosphere, the second layer of the Earth’s atmosphere. The stratosphere is the mass of protective gases clinging to our planet. Ozone is only a trace gas in the atmosphere only about 3 molecules for every...

    Chlorine, Hydrogen, Oxygen 2366  Words | 9  Pages

  • Global Warming

    relationship between the hole in the ozone layer and global warming we must first understand what they are. The hole in the ozone layer is mainly over Antarctica but can sometimes be seen over the North Pole. The ozone depletion is caused by CFCs that were released by aerosol cans and refrigerates before they were banned in 1996. Yet these chemicals don’t disappear right away they can stay in our atmosphere for over fifty years causing the molecules of the ozone layer to breakdown creating a hole. Global...

    Aerosol spray, Atmosphere, Chlorofluorocarbon 1079  Words | 3  Pages

  • Air Pollution: Vocabulary

    citizens to sue parties violating the standards. * Clean Air Act of 1990- congressional legislation that strengthened regulations pertaining to air quality standards, auto emissions, toxic air pollution, acid deposition, and depletion of the ozone layer, while also introducing market-based incentives to reduce pollution. * Cold front- the boundary where a mass of cold air displaces a mass of warmer air. * Convective circulation- a circular current driven by temperature differences *...

    Air pollution, Atmosphere, National Ambient Air Quality Standards 711  Words | 3  Pages

  • Recycling Persuasive Essay

    resources in our everyday life. People are unaware of the damage that’s been done in our environment due to the deficient of recycling, we should recycle for various reasons; landfills are dangerous to our health, recycling saves money and the ozone layer is deteriorating. To begin with, landfills are treacherous to both our health and environment. Recycling can reduce the chances of trash being thrown into landfills and lessen both air and water pollution. Not all the waste that’s thrown away...

    Chlorofluorocarbon, Ozone, Ozone depletion 1878  Words | 7  Pages

  • Earth S Atmosphere

    Assessment Chapter 11 Atmosphere Match each description below with the correct vocabulary term from the Study Guide. 1. outermost layer of Earth’s atmosphere 2. transfer of energy from a higher to a lower temperature by collisions between particles 3. temperature at which condensation of water vapour can occur 4. occurs when the amount of water vapor in a volume of air has reached the maximum amount 5. the amount of water vapor present in air Complete the sentences below using...

    Atmosphere, Oxygen, Ozone 1111  Words | 5  Pages

  • Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere

    neon, ozone, krypton, and other gases. * Nitrogen- 78% * Oxygen- 21% * Argon- almost 1% * Carbon Dioxide- .03% * All Other Gases- .01% The air this out quickly at altitudes high above Earth’s surface. Its composition (by percent) remains the same, however, to an altitude of about 80 kilometers. Above this level the air is so thin that it would be considered a vacuum at sea level. Also, above this level the atmosphere changes to layers of different gases. A layer of oxygen...

    Atmosphere, Oxygen, Ozone depletion 1687  Words | 5  Pages

  • Bpsm

    photo. "The orange layer is the troposphere, where all of the weather and clouds which we typically watch and experience are generated and contained. This orange layer gives way to the whitish Stratosphere and then into the Mesosphere."[1] Atmosphere diagram showing stratosphere. The layers are to scale: from Earth's surface to the top of the stratosphere (50km) is just under 1% of Earth's radius. (click to enlarge) The stratosphere (/ˈstrætəsfɪər/) is the second major layer of Earth's atmosphere...

    Atmosphere, Earth, Oxygen 1436  Words | 5  Pages

  • Causes and Effects of Smoking

    Why is our Ozone Layer is Being Destroyed? Ozone breaks down in the ozone layer in the following major ways: * N2O* encounters water vapor, and can no longer help form ozone. * Ozone absorbs UV-C or UV-B and most of it will break back down to oxygen. * Ozone has a natural half-life, and decays spontaneously with time and temperature back to oxygen. * Ozone encounters water vapor, and forms hydrogen peroxide. * Ozone encounters a photocatalyst (like CFC, HCFC, Halon), and is...

    Chlorine, Chlorofluorocarbon, Montreal Protocol 969  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sc1311 Earth Science: Air & Ground Pollution

    rain or snow, the acidity of the water can have damaging effects on the environment.” Air pollution is also damaging the ozone layer by causing it to thin. A thin ozone layer can be harmful for anything living. The most damaging product to the ozone layer are CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). “Once described as “miracle chemicals,”…they cause the breakdown of the ozone layer that protects the earth from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation” (Ennis, 2011). In the early 1900s the world was introduced...

    Air pollution, Chlorofluorocarbon, Montreal Protocol 1465  Words | 5  Pages

  • Devry Ilab Week 5 Environmental Sciences

    DEVRY ILAB WEEK 5 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Exercise 1. The Montreal Protocol and its subsequent amendments resulted in the elimination of many ozone depleting substances. A link to the Montreal Protocol can be found on the course Webliography. Identify three other "world" agreements or agencies committed to helping the world's resources (including plants, animals, and abiotic resources, such as gold and water). Summarize (paraphrase) benefits gained in detail and include links used. Trichlorofluoromethane...

    Carbon dioxide, Chlorofluorocarbon, Greenhouse gas 802  Words | 3  Pages

  • College Uneducation

    1. An atmosphere (New Latin atmosphaera, created in the 17th century from Greek ?tµ?? [atmos] "vapor"[1] and sfa??a [sphaira] "sphere"[2]) is a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body of sufficient mass[3] that is held in place by the gravity of the body. An atmosphere is more likely to be retained if the gravity is high and the atmosphere's temperature is low. Earth's atmosphere, which contains oxygen used by most organisms for respiration and carbon dioxide used by plants,...

    Atmosphere, Earth, Exosphere 734  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Montreal Protocol

    MONTREAL PROTOCOL: The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer (a protocol to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer) is an international treaty designed to protect theozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances believed to be responsible forozone depletion. The treaty was opened for signature on September 16, 1987, and entered into force on January 1, 1989, followed by a first meeting in Helsinki, May 1989. Since then, it has undergone...

    Biology, Chlorine, Chlorofluorocarbon 1703  Words | 5  Pages

  • Create Your Own School

    many awards for his research, Motto: “Keep the mind open to possibilities.” Dr. Risowski- This professor specializes in the research and development of generator ozone equipment. While the research is not complete, he teaches classes that further the development of this type of equipment in order to combat damage to the Ozone layer. This professor has a research lab that is active and used by his students so that they can contribute to the research of this school. Motto: “There is an answer...

    Atmosphere, Chlorofluorocarbon, Education 675  Words | 3  Pages

  • Reasons to Study Weather and Climate

    Components Water Vapor Aerosols Ozone Water Vapor Precipitation Absorbs heat Heat transfer (latent heat)- gains/loses heat during state changes Aerosols Tiny solid &amp; liquid particles Absorb/reflect incoming solar radiation Surfaces for cloud formation Natural and anthropogenic sources Causes red sunsets Ozone O3 Stratosphere- 10-50km (6-31 miles) Continually created and destroyed Filters out damaging UV radiation “Good ozone” Formation of Stratospheric Ozone Continually breaking down...

    Atmosphere, Chlorofluorocarbon, Oxygen 711  Words | 5  Pages

  • ARE WE RESPONSIBLE?

    meltdown is water vapors, carbon dioxide, and methane. Carbon Dioxide, water vapors, and methane is what effects the earth's ozone layer. These three contributors are considered greenhouse effects. Greenhouse effects builds up the temperature on earth. The ozone layer of earth keeps the high beams from the sun burning the wild life and humans. Everyday the ozone layer is slowly being uncovered. The cause of global warming are from man-made along with natural disasters. With human beings no taking...

    Atmosphere, Carbon dioxide, Earth 795  Words | 3  Pages

  • Earth Science Study Guide

    troposphere Layer of the atmosphere above earth where weather occurs 6.5 Stratosphere 1. Where is the stratosphere located? Above the troposphere. 2. What is the temperature gradient of the stratosphere? What is its heat source? The stratospheres temperature increases with altitude and it gets heat from the sun. 3. How is ozone created? UV radiation splits an O2 molecule into two. Each atom combines with another oxygen molecule to create ozone. 4. Why is ozone important? Ozone reflects harmful...

    Atmosphere, Earth, Gas 1036  Words | 4  Pages

  • My Earth

    ecosystem's ability to maintain itself. A valuable player in the balance of the environment, the ozone layer, is facing a very serious threat by man. Chloroflourocarbons (CFCs), are chemical agents commonly found in refrigerants, aerosol sprays, and in the manufacturing of Styrofoam and industrial solvents. With the rate of more than a half-million tons of CFCs being spewed into the atmosphere yearly, the rate of ozone depletion is rising at an alarming rate. If a global effort is not made to end the unnecessary...

    Aerosol spray, Chlorine, Chlorofluorocarbon 1944  Words | 6  Pages

  • Link Between the Environment and Society and How the Environment Has Brought About Social Change?

    energy that humans use for the construction and operation of vehicles and other numerous electronic devises. The social practices conducted in society are harming the environment in many different ways. Pollution destroys the air as well as the ozone layer, but the societies don’t think about the consequence of their actions on future generations. Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into a natural environment that causes unsteadiness, disorder, destruction or distress to the ecosystem i...

    Atmosphere, Chlorofluorocarbon, Environment 1286  Words | 4  Pages

  • Study of Environmental Issues Associated with Industrialization

    own home, earth. Ozone depletion, climate change as well as the direct effects of chemicals from industrial emissions and fuel combustion are a great threat to our planet and if nothing is done to resolve this problem soon, the results may be disastrous. There is a layer of chemicals twenty kilometers up in the stratosphere called the ozone layer. This layer protects the inhabitants of earth by reflecting much of the suns harmful ultra violet (UV) rays. Without this layer above us, many living...

    Atmosphere, Earth, Global warming 1434  Words | 4  Pages

  • Chapter 13 Terms

    Chapter 13 Vocab Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs): Synthetic organic compounds first created in the 1950s and used primarily as refrigerants and as propellants. The role of CFCs in the destruction of the ozone layer led to the signing of an international agreement (the Montreal Protocol). Anthropocene: Geological epoch defined by atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen to acknowledge the central role humans play in shaping the Earth's environment. Pangaea: The primeval supercontinent, hypothesized...

    Chlorofluorocarbon, Earth, Holocene 763  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Atmospheric Ozone Layer

    Atmospheric Ozone Layer The stratospheric ozone layer exists at altitudes between about 10 and 40km depending on latitude, just above the tropopause. Its existence is crucial for life on earth as we know it, because the ozone layer controls the absorption of a portion of the deadly ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. UV-A rays, including wavelengths between 320 and 400nm, are not affected by ozone. UV-C rays between 200 and 280nm, are absorbed by the other atmospheric constituents besides ozone. It is...

    Atmosphere, Chlorine, Chlorofluorocarbon 2476  Words | 8  Pages

  • What Is the Future of Antarctica?

    longer be as beautiful. With tourists come hotels and litter, this then destroys the one naturally beautiful place left in the world, once its destroyed then there is no going back. As more CO2 is dispersed into the atmosphere it slowly destroys the ozone layer causing global warming which will eventually melt the ice sheets causing all kinds of trouble like the world’s oceans rising by about 60-65 meters. This would also cause the wildlife to be killed affecting the whole world’s food chain. Antarctica...

    Atmosphere, Earth, Global warming 1261  Words | 4  Pages

  • April 22: Earth Day

    stratospheric ozone layer due to Ozone Depleting Substance earth / ODS led to more UV rays reach the earth. This is very dangerous to the survival of living things on earth. Ultraviolet light in large quantities can cause skin cancer, cataracts on the eye disease, and disruption of immunization and the destruction of the body of living cells in humans and animals. Marine life, ecosystems, and forests would be disrupted if the volume of ultra-violet rays exceed normal limits. Also reduced ozone layer causes...

    Chlorofluorocarbon, Greenhouse gas, Montreal Protocol 904  Words | 3  Pages

  • Chemistry

    Chemistry Ozone Depletion Ozone depletion describes two distinct but related phenomena observed since the late 1970s: a steady decline of about 4% per decade in the total volume of ozone in Earth's stratosphere (the ozone layer), and a much larger springtime decrease in stratospheric ozone over Earth's polar regions. The latter phenomenon is referred to as theozone hole. In addition to these well-known stratospheric phenomena, there are also springtime polartropospheric ozone depletion events. The...

    Chlorofluorocarbon, Immune system, Montreal Protocol 1739  Words | 6  Pages

  • The ways in which human beings can conserve the environment.

    Since the dawn of time, the earth has provided protection and nourishment to its inhabitants; the ozone layer providing protection from the sun's harmful rays, the vast forests providing oxygen and shelter, the rivers and oceans providing life sustaining water. Until the industrial age, man's relationship with his environment had been a beneficial one, in which only what was needed, was taken. However, with the advent of technology and machines, mankind has slowly sunk deeper into the recesses...

    Atmosphere, Chlorofluorocarbon, Montreal Protocol 482  Words | 4  Pages

  • Environmental Air Pollution

    thousand times the amount of ozone-depleting chemicals in one eruption than all the chloro-fluorocarbons ever manufactured by evil man and possessed corporations in all of history (RLimbaugh, The Way Things Ought to Be, p155). So now scientists say that 4-6% of the ozone loss could occur over the Northern Hemisphere over the next 2-3 years (RLimbaugh, The Way Things Ought to Be, p155). Remember: this has been going on for billions of years and we still have a healthy ozone layer. Again, the facts are...

    Atmosphere, Oxygen, Ozone 1299  Words | 4  Pages

  • Case Study Du Pont Freon

    division accounted for two percent of Du Pont’s revenue and employed 1200 people. Starting in the early 70s, concerns have been expressed that CFCs contribute to and might cause the depletion of the ozone layer. In 1988, however, the first hard evidence was published proving that CFC causes the ozone layer to deplete. This contribution to the depletion is, according to the evidence, widespread and more severe than originally believed. In face of the new evidence, Joe Glas, CEO of Du Pont Freon Products...

    Chlorofluorocarbon, Dichlorodifluoromethane, DuPont 1796  Words | 5  Pages

  • Cfc's

    for foams and packing materials, as solvents, and as refrigerants. They are classified as Halocarbons, a class of compounds that contain carbon and halogen atoms, and are amongst a group of substances called "greenhouse gases". They eat away at our ozone and raise the temperature of our planet significantly, causing detrimental damage to our planet. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) are a man-made substance that did not previously exist to the industrial area. They are a product of a collaboration of...

    Atmosphere, Chlorine, Chlorofluorocarbon 1529  Words | 4  Pages

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