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Ozone Layer by Mind Map: Ozone Layer
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Ozone Layer

What is it?

Natural resource, once it is gone it can't be replaced

Absorbs harmful UV radiation

99%

Located in the stratosphere

The thickness varies seasonally and geographically

Depletion of the Ozone Layer- Causes

Strong chemicals that can't be broken down and reach the ozone layer

CFC's (cholorflorocarborns) cause 80% of depletion.

Refrigerants and aerosols

Natural sources only account for 16%

Volcanoes

Depletion of the Ozone Layer- Effects

Health effects

Skin caner, cataracts, weakened immune system

Climate effects

Ice caps melting, warming

Environment effects

Deforestation, interrupts the developmental process of plants/marine life

Depletion