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ERIC Number: EJ802492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
The Antarctic Ozone Hole
Jones, Anna E.
Physics Education, v43 n4 p358-365 Jul 2008
Since the mid 1970s, the ozone layer over Antarctica has experienced massive destruction during every spring. In this article, we will consider the atmosphere, and what ozone and the ozone layer actually are. We explore the chemistry responsible for the ozone destruction, and learn about why conditions favour ozone destruction over Antarctica. For the historical perspective, the events leading up to the discovery of the "hole" are presented, as well as the response from the international community and the measures taken to protect the ozone layer now and into the future. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Antarctica