ozone, definition of
Ozone is a colorless, odorless reactive gas comprised of three oxygen atoms. It is found naturally in the earth’s stratosphere, where it absorbs the ultraviolet component of incoming solar radiation that could be harmful to life on earth. Ozone is also found near the earth’s surface, where pollutants emitted from society’s activities react in the presence of sunlight to form ozone.
News & Blog articles where 'ozone' used:
- Aussie ABC: The Southern Annular Mode Ozone Recovery Ate our Global Warming
You've got to hand it to Climate Alarmists - when they want to reach for an excuse for why the world is failing to warm, they don't have far to reach.
- Claim: 1987 Montreal Ozone Rules Held Back “Scorched Earth” Extreme Global Warming
According to a new study, the Montreal protocol is protecting the ability of plants to absorb CO2, preventing an 0.8C surge in global warming.
- NASA-funded Network Tracks the Recent Rise and Fall of Ozone Depleting Pollutants
Due in large part to effective monitoring, and subsequent reaction to the 2018 report, data and analysis in these two papers (published in February 2021) suggest that both the renewed eastern Chinese and overall global emissions of CFC-11 after mandated...
- The Ozone Hole Returns to Both Poles
Some years ago, relating to a project I was carrying out, I asked the Max Planck Institute and Cambridge University –both experts in this field-if it were possible that Antarctic ‘ozone hole’ -actually a ‘thinning’ - existed prior to it being...
- Ozone on the rise – suggests pollution controls aren’t ‘working as well as we thought’
In a first-ever study using ozone data collected by commercial aircraft, researchers from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder found that levels of the pollutant in the lowest part...
- Oxwash bags $1.7M for a cleaner spin on laundry
Oxwash, a UK-based laundry startup that’s aiming to disrupt traditional but environmentally costly washing and dry-cleaning processes by using ozone to sterilize fabrics at lower temperatures, along with electric cargo bikes for hyper local pick...
- Emissions of several ozone-depleting chemicals are larger than expected
Recovering and safely destroying the sources of these chemicals could speed ozone recovery and reduce climate change Massachusetts Institute of Technology In 2016, scientists at MIT and elsewhere observed the first signs of healing in the Antarctic ozone...
- Ozone-depleting substances caused half of late 20th-century Arctic warming, says study
Implicated in a third of overall global warming at the time Earth Institute at Columbia University A scientific paper published in 1985 was the first to report a burgeoning hole in Earth’s stratospheric ozone over Antarctica...
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What is ozone?
- Ozone Depleting Substance
A family of man-made compounds that includes, but are not limited to, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), bromofluorocarbons (halons), methyl chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, methyl bromide, and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). These compounds have been shown to deplete stratospheric ozone, and therefore are typically referred to as ODSs.
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What is ozone?
- Ozone Precursors
Chemical compounds, such as carbon monoxide, methane, non-methane hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides, which in the presence of solar radiation react with other chemical compounds to form ozone, mainly in the troposphere.
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