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Stratospheric Ozone Layer
This document provides a basic explanation of the process by which ozone in the stratosphere is destroyed by human-made gases (particularly chlorofluorocarbons) that have been released into the atmosphere. Additional material describes the research being conducted in Antarctica by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Chemistry
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
As required by 17 U.S.C. 403, third parties producing copyrighted works consisting predominantly of the material produced by U.S. government agencies must provide notice with such work(s) identifying the U.S. Government material incorporated and stating that such material is not subject to copyright protection. The information on government web pages is in the public domain unless specifically annotated otherwise (copyright may be held elsewhere) and may therefore be used freely by the public.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-465
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Earth System Research Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd/