Stratospheric ozone depletion.

  title={Stratospheric ozone depletion.},
  author={F. Sherwood Rowland},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={361 1469},
Solar ultraviolet radiation creates an ozone layer in the atmosphere which in turn completely absorbs the most energetic fraction of this radiation. This process both warms the air, creating the stratosphere between 15 and 50 km altitude, and protects the biological activities at the Earth's surface from this damaging radiation. In the last half-century, the chemical mechanisms operating within the ozone layer have been shown to include very efficient catalytic chain reactions involving the… CONTINUE READING


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