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The Ozone layer or ozone shield is a region of Earth’s stratosphere that absorbs most of the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation. It contains high concentrations of ozone (O3) in relation to other parts of the atmosphere, although still small in relation to other gases in the stratosphere.

14 Nov 2018 … The ozone layer is a belt of the naturally occurring gas “ozone.” It sits 9.3 to 18.6 miles (15 to 30 kilometers) above Earth, and serves as a shield from the harmful ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation emitted by the sun. Ozone is a highly reactive molecule that contains three oxygen atoms.

Most of the remaining ozone occurs in the troposphere, the layer of the atmosphere that extends from Earth’s surface up to the stratosphere. Near-surface ozone often results from interactions between certain pollutants (such as nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds), strong sunlight, and hot weather.

In this entry we present the data on ozone layer depletion, signs of recovery,
emissions of ozone-depleting substances, …

The ozone layer, in the stratosphere, is where about 90% of the ozone in the
Earth system is found. But ozone makes up …

24 Sep 2018 … Most atmospheric ozone is concentrated in a layer in the stratosphere, about 9 to
18 miles (15 to 30 …

World governments agreed in the late 1980s to protect the Earth’s ozone layer by
phasing out ozone-depleting …

We hear about the ozone layer all the time. But, what is the ozone layer and what
are the ozone layer’s components?

The ozone layer is the part of the Earth’s atmosphere which contains relatively
high concentrations of ozone (O3).

6 Feb 2018 … Because the ozone layer protects us and other organisms from harmful solar
radiation, the …

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