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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


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%


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