Ozone Layer

What is the Ozone Layer?

What is the Ozone Layer?

The Ozone Layer is a layer in the earth's stratosphere with high concentration of ozone with an altitude of about 10km.
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Where is the Ozone Layer?

The Ozone layer is located in the Earths atmosphere.
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What is it made up of (and how is it different to Oxygen)

The Ozone Layer is made of Nitrogen, Oxygen, Argon and CO2.

Oxygen is different to the Ozone Layer because Oxygen is O2 and ozone is O3 so they form together to make the Ozone Layer.

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What it does and how it does it?

The Ozone Layer purpose is to protect us from the Ultra Violet (UV) Radiations.

The electromagnetic rays can't go through it. The Ozone Layer absorbs the radiation to stop it from hitting earth.

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What destroys the Ozone Layer?

The Ozone Layer is destroyed by chlorine atoms.The gas is called CFC the chloro-fluoro-carbons, it also is called freon.
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Common misconceptions about the Ozone Layer?

  • CFCs are heavier than air, so it can't reach the Ozone Layer, False.
  • Volcanoes are causing the Ozone Layer depletion, False.
  • Ozone Layer depletion occurs in Antartica, False.
  • No link exists between the Ozone Layer depletion and higher UV levels, False.
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