Ozone Day: Interesting facts about the Ozone layer and its depletion

WRITTEN BY Tarun Kohli news

Ozone Layer discovery

Ozone was first discovered and isolated by the German-Swiss chemist Christian Friedrich Schönbein in 1839.

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Regulates the temperature

Ozone shield located in the earth’s stratosphere is able to absorb about 98 percent of the harmful ultraviolet radiation which helps in regulating the heat.

Ozone layer depletion

Certain factors have led to a hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica and that may gradually increase the surface UV in parts of New Zealand, Chile, Australia, Argentina, and South Africa.

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Ozone Layer recovery

The ozone layer was damaged by a few substances known as chlorofluorocarbons. If people put an end to producing ozone-destroying substances then it may be capable of recovering by 2050.

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Ozone layer healed

During the beginning of the lockdowns imposed world-wide owing to COVID-19, the depleted ozone layer over the arctic healed itself and is now closed completely, as per the UN WMO.

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Good and Bad ozone

Good ozone is ozone in the ozone layer of the atmosphere, 10-20 miles high whereas Bad Ozone occurs near the earth surface in a layer called the troposphere. It is harmful to breathe and cause damages

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