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Ozone Layer by Mind Map: Ozone Layer

1. What is it?

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

1.2. Absorbs harmful UV radiation

1.2.1. 99%

1.3. Located in the stratosphere

1.4. The thickness varies seasonally and geographically

2. Depletion of the Ozone Layer- Causes

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

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

2.2.1. Refrigerants and aerosols

2.3. Natural sources only account for 16%

2.3.1. Volcanoes

3. Depletion of the Ozone Layer- Effects

3.1. Health effects

3.1.1. Skin caner, cataracts, weakened immune system

3.2. Climate effects

3.2.1. Ice caps melting, warming

3.3. Environment effects

3.3.1. Deforestation, interrupts the developmental process of plants/marine life

4. Depletion